Actors Fight Back Over London Congestion Charge???
Date: 11 November 2002
A group of West End actresses have written an open letter to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper complaining about London mayor Ken Livingstone's traffic congestion charge which comes into effect in the new year. They say that it puts at risk themselves and other women who work unsociable hours and depend on their cars to get home late at night. The letter was signed by a group of actresses including Emilia Fox, Isla Blair and Samantha Bond, who's currently starring opposite Sean Bean in Macbeth at the Albery Theatre. The congestion charge also comes under attack in Whatsonstage.com's 20 Questions interview today with actor Tom Conti, who labels it "appalling" and encourages theatre people to speak up on the issue: "It will definitely affect business in the West End. It's time for us all to say that we have had enough! If you kick the decision-makers hard enough, they will backtrack."
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