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Dear Rishi Sunak and Oliver Dowden,

Theatres and venues across the UK are shutting permanently and over 5,000 theatre workers have already lost their jobs. Our industry is on its knees and needs urgent support.

It's been weeks since the Emergency Relief Fund was announced - please start distributing the money now to stop the tide of redundancies and venues closing permanently. Please provide financial support for all creative workers, and work with the industry to make sure the rescue package doesn't leave anyone behind.

Read more:

10 things the Government must do to protect the arts:
https://www.campaignforthearts.org/next/
UK theatre job losses rise by 2,000 in a month, union figures show:
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/aug/03/uk-theatre-job-losses-rise-2000-month-union-figures-show
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53606078
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