Actors, cancelled musical Sky win the appeal to pay
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Actors from the prematurely stopped musical Sky have an appeal against manufacturer Sky Netherlands BV won. The cast has yet entitled to wages for the period that they had a contract.
That confirms the court and their lawyer Sascha Janssen Wednesday.
The procedure is about the conditions for the premature termination of the employment contract. As usual with a lot of theater – and tv-productions is a so-called projectclausule used. It states that employees put on the street can be when a production stops, before the contract ends.
The actors, under the direction of the lead actress Lone van Roosendaal, exerted the appeal, after a judge in summer ruled that the actors are not entitled to additional pay.
The nine actors and dancers from the show had a temporary employment contract, but that was prematurely halted when the musical in June of last year, stopped due to disappointing ticket sales.
Marco Borsato and composer John Ewbank worked for years on the musical, about a girl who is bullied and in a dream world flight. The show stopped after only three months due to lack of interest.