The Stage this week printed this:
They are scaremongering just to get a headline. Equity plan to go after the funded companies.
The NMW guidlelines are a vital lifeline to bring back the "jobbing actor" in this country. The Stage are trying to suggest that you will get "seen" in a Fringe show. We all know it doesn't happen. Actors have been propping up the finances for producers who are simply failing at their jobs.
To the fringe venues- if you're funded- we're on your case. If you're unfunded and worry that Fringe as we know it will cease- stop asking actors to bankrole your productions. Take the time to get funding and churn out less quantity and more quality.