Starring Marco Borsato-musical Sky steps back to court to pay

Starring Marco Borsato-musical Sky steps back to court to pay

Nine actors and dancers from the prematurely stopped musical Sky steps back to the right. They want Sky Netherlands BV, the producer of the musical Sky, their pay record for the period that they had a contract.

Director Jeroen Tielens of Theater Amsterdam has that Wednesday confirmed.

The actors, under the direction of the lead actress Lone van Roosendaal, go on appeal after the judge previously ruled that they are not entitled to additional pay. In addition, starting the nine actors, a second additional legal proceedings in the court.

This procedure is about the conditions for the premature termination of the employment contract.

“The determination that a manufacturer, a contract may terminate if a performance early should stop, not shadowy tucked away in the terms and conditions,” says Tielens.

“But it is a clear rule on the first page of the contract of employment. We were completely found in the first judgment of the court.”

Cutting down trees

The lawyer of the actors suggested after the earlier ruling that this judgment of the court “the door wide open for employers to dismiss employees without a procedure at the UWV or the subdistrict court. As if you were an employer asks for two hundred trees and the employer may determine how many trees the contract ceases.”

The various contracts of the cast members walked up October and January. About forty employees of the production Sky, who after the stopping of the musical also directly, without work, were, have, however, their fate is suitable, let Tielens know. “We also had rather seen that it was different run, but this is a risk of this profession,” he says.

“We are with respect and to honour with all employees of the project handled.”


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.

Theater Amsterdam is hoping mid next year a new large hard production can be present which is currently being prepared. Until that time, the location is rented out for conferences, events and other performances.

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