New statement

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THE OLD VIC COMMITS TO A NEW WAY FORWARD AFTER RELEASING ITS CONCLUSIONS FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGED CONDUCT OF FORMER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR KEVIN SPACEY.

Today The Old Vic commits to a new way forward after releasing findings of an investigation into the alleged conduct of former Artistic Director Kevin Spacey.

Current Artistic Director Matthew Warchus said:

‘I have genuine and deep sympathy for all those who have come forward and said they were hurt in some way by my predecessor’s actions. Everyone is entitled to work in an environment free from harassment and intimidation. The Old Vic is now actively engaged in the process of healing and the process of prevention.

These allegations have been a shock and a disturbing surprise to many of us. It is incorrect, unfair and irresponsible to say that everybody knew. But as a result of the investigation, what we have learnt is how better to call out this behaviour in future.

These findings will help not only The Old Vic but our industry as a whole, as together we rapidly evolve an intelligent new standard of protection and support in and around the workplace. We are committed to a new way forward.’

Read the full statement Read The Way Forward Read the Dignity at Work policy