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Musicians’ Union continues the fight for Warhorse musicians

Musicians’ Union continues the fight for Warhorse musicians

I find it shocking that the National Theatre has sacked five musicians from the west end production of Warhorse. Worse still they have then started using a recording some of which was made outside the uk so is not eligible for MU rates. The MU is fighting for the musicians and have been told there is a robust case for breach of contract. When musicians get a show they expect to have that job for the life of the show, and so they should.
I’m please this had made it to the mainstream media as I hope it will reach the theatre going public. People do appreciate live music in its many forms, but especially in west end theatre. For the same ticket price audiences now listen to a recording rather than musicians playing, it’s just not acceptable.
Another reason for Union membership, it’s important. Especially in a case such as this with just five musicians, alone they would not get far taking on the likes of NT and SOLT. It just goes to show if we stand together we can do more. Now they have 30,000 musicians behind them, the MU that will fight their corner, for what is right and fair.
Break a Leg!

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