John Barrowman Tells it Like it is
On ITV's Good Morning Britain
John Barrowman on Culture Secretary
"Society of London Theatre figures: £765m came in from West End theatres. . . and £1.28 billion in the year 2018 from theatres across the UK"
"Christmas and pantomime season period is a time when a lot of theatres around the country make enough revenue in order to survive for the year. And, if they don't get to do it and there's no plan, 70 per cent of theatres around the UK are going to be gone "
"I'm planning that it's not going to happen, because there's no plan. There's no steps forward for producers to make it happen"
"Mr Dowden, you need to pull your finger out and get something done here"
"The West End alone: its £127 million pounds just in the VAT revenue"