'It's a horrible time': why Simon Russell Beale fears for future of theatres

The star speaks of his panic about the uncertainty of reopening and his sorrow for struggling young actors Simon Russell Beale, one of Britain’s leading Shakespearean actors, has spoken of his sorrow over the generation of young performers struggling without work and of his fear that audiences will be frightened to return to the theatre for some time. “My heart breaks for young actors,” he said this weekend. “To be a graduate drama student now must be horrible, with nothing in the bank and no previous work to persuade people to cast you in the future.” Continue reading...