Equity members have already contributed to research being undertaken by UCL and RADA on the experiences of autistic people in the performing arts. The project is now in its final year and the next stage is a mentoring study
A new Commercial Theatre Variation Agreement ballot by Equity, the performing arts and entertainment trade union, has been backed by over 98% of those voting on a record turnout for ballots on this agreement.
Equity members working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella were told on Sunday 1 May that the show will end on 12 June. Not only was the news shared on a Sunday before a bank holiday – meaning those affected could not contact their agent for support – but we understand that some cast members and stage management heard the news first through social media or the press. This is unacceptable - all creative workers deserve to be treated with dignity at work.