Just had a call from a friend who is rehearsing a play that goes out next week, a 90 minute two hander. His leading lady gets an offer from TV to do a few episodes of a soap, which would be more lucrative than the theatre. She wants to do the TV, but feels guilty and wants to let my friends down with help to find someone else to take her place. What would you do, would you let her go and do TV, or hold her to her contact?
I have made this choice lots of times and it's never easy. The actor will probably be a friends who, like all of us is struggling with money, but all you have done is offer them a job.
What would you do?