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To Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Rufus Norris, Artistic Director

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Last week the National Theatre announced it would be letting go of 400 casual workers at the end of August, citing the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and changes to the Job Retention Scheme. Since then the government has announced a £1.57 billion rescue package to save the UK's cultural sector. However, the relevant staff have been informed that their jobs will still be lost.

I urge you, through this open letter, to reverse the planned cuts, should you receive any of this state funding.

As a freelancer in the arts, it is devastating to me and my colleagues to see the livelihood of so many creatives and “behind-the-scenes” workers be lost.

Yours sincerely,

Jordan Bergmans

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