Tag Archives: Old Vic

Opinion: Business should not be propped up by unpaid staff or any other illegal activity


Perhaps it is immoral not to pay actors and technical staff. There has been much debate about cooperatives and I think that debate is good. When the criteria for a cooperative theatre company is clear it will be excellent. But … Continue reading

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We Are Not Amused with the Old Vic


A major entertainment union has reached out to touch the Old Vic again. The issue; unpaid workers.  Looks like there are concerns that the Old Vic Tunnels recruits unpaid actors for visiting companies. And these companies of course have a … Continue reading

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Volunteering: ‘the commercialisation and consumerisation of democracy’


Exerpt from ‘Young People and the “Big Society”‘ on the site Ourkingdom- power and liberty in Briton. Although altruism remains an essential motivation, under these kinds of ‘careerist volunteering’ schemes it is clear that young people are being encouraged to … Continue reading

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Old Vic to exploit vulnerable young workers in dubious internships


Normally AMW blog does not involve itself in the issue of unpaid internships.  But the Old Vic has been on the radar recently, as currently one of the biggest employers of unpaid actors in the country. The Old Vic has not … Continue reading

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OLD VIC seeks 100+ actors UNPAID


UPDATED 30 July 2010 This Old Vic ad has been removed from the Arts Council ‘Artsjobs’ Website: (click image for full size version) The above advert placed in ArtsJobs (the Arts Council’s website) seems to have been trawling for 100+ … Continue reading

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