Daily Mail: Working class actors are being kept out the industry by costs

Young Britons dreaming of a future on the stage are less likely to make it if they are from a working class family because the education system is failing them, it has been claimed.

The union Equity has demanded change for those dreaming of a life in the limelight, with president Maureen Beattie now at the helm.

Shadow Culture Minister Kevin Brennan said: 'These figures show that young people eligible for free school meals are drastically underrepresented in creative subjects at A Level, especially in music.

'If we continue along this path, working class kids on free school meals could be excluded from careers in the creative industries as they might not have the qualifications needed.

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