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UNION WARNS THAT WELSH THEATRE WILL SOON BE IN THE SECOND DIVISION     

Equity's National Organiser for Wales, Chris Ryde said:

The large increase to the theatres in England will result in more productions with more actors paid more money. In those circumstances not only will Wales not be able to compete, what incentive will there be for actors, writers and directors to work here? The number of actor weeks available in Wales has already fallen by 35% in the four main producing companies during the last year.

We want to see the Arts Council in Wales determine a proper strategy as did its English counterpart. Gerry Robinson made out a forceful case for additional resources and Wales must do the same. If it doesn't happen then within five years there will be precious little indigenous theatre to worry about.


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Notes:

Last week the Arts Council of England distributed £25million to virtually all its regional theatre clients. This money was earmarked from the £100milion given to ACE by the Department of Culture Media and Sport as its share of Gordon Brown's Comprehensive Spending Review. Some new money will be available in 2002 but the bulk will come on stream in 2003.

The increase to the Arts Council of Wales from the Spending Review is £7.566million over three years.

A similar 25% increase to theatre in Wales would be £1.891.500 over three years.

So far no priorities for the new money have been made public by ACW.
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