The six plays were a mixed bag. Most of them were guilty of not having enough conflict in them, or being one-note productions where the tone of the debate between the main characters never varied or turned. And there were too many clichés.
Chris Coltrane, 31, a stand-up comedian and UK Uncut member, told me why he came to the protest. "The Daily Express is entitled to its own opinions but the Daily Express is not entitled to its own facts," he said.
Journalists have rarely ranked high in the affections of the British public. Occasionally venerated for noble efforts abroad or campaigns at home, they are mostly left to languish alongside society's bottom feeders - politicians, for example, or estate agents.