Madrid City Hall's culture councillor, Celia Mayer, announced on Saturday that she will sack carnaval programme managers in the Spanish capital "immediately" after they hired a theatre company for an infant puppet show in the Tetuán area of the city that descended into representations of violence, horror and debauchery "inappropriate for an infant audience", she said: "we are absolutely outraged".

Police arrested the two puppet masters from the Títeres Desde Abajo (Puppets From Below) theatre group on Friday evening after parents complained. Madrid City Hall culture authorities, and Ms...