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Birmingham Rep may make 40% of roles redundant amid Covid-19 crisis

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Despite emergency support funds, cuts may be needed for theatre to survive loss of income during coronavirus closure Birmingham Repertory theatre is considering cost-saving measures that may result in up to 40% of roles being made redundant. The announcement, which comes days after Boris Johnson's £1.57bn rescue package to “protect and preserve” the arts, reveals the enduringly perilous state for a theatre industry devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The redundancy proposals, which equate to up to 47 positions, are part of considerations to ensure the survival of the Rep, which usually...
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