Redundancies at the Royal Exchange is the latest sign of a sector in crisis – Brabin

Tracy Brabin MP, Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries, responding to news of redundancies at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, said:

“The devastating news from the Royal Exchange is just the latest sign of a sector in crisis. Theatres have been warning of mass redundancies for months but the government fails to listen.

“They have had enough of warm words from the Secretary of State, what they need is a sector specific package to support them while coronavirus makes live performances impossible.

“There is a real fear that once we lose some of these jobs – not only will it be devastating for the individuals – but the loss of talent and expertise will cause lasting damage to the nation’s cultural heart.”

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