Alice Saville responds to theatre critic Mark Shenton’s declaration that he will not review work by companies that do not pay their actors, arguing that much creative work relies on impossible economics and long-term investment without short-term rewards.

Theatre critic Mark Shenton recently announced that he’ll only review theatre shows by companies that pay their actors. That seems good, ostensibly. (Although for a critic that doesn’t primarily review fringe work, this statement doesn’t have the far-reaching consequences it would if made by, say, The Stage as a whole). He’s used the Equity hashtag... Keep reading on Exeunt