Of course he is, he's telling you exactly what you want to hear !
With a healthy dose of fact. The lack of announcement of the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund has sent a lot of venues to the brink - the RSC are keeping two closed until 2022 and placed 150 staff on redundancy notice. There have been around 5,000 job losses in total since COVID-19 began and from a lot of big players: the Hippodrome, the Birmingham REP, Theatre Royal Plymouth etc.
These aren't your small scale town venues, they're venues that generate thousands upon millions in turnover a year.
But it's OK, apparently we don't have proper jobs and should just go do an apprenticeship. Would definitely pay my mortgage, that