In the On Stage broadcast, the impresario, who celebrated 40 years in the theatre business last summer (See Photos, 29 Jun 2007), looks back on his professional start as a stagehand on a weekly salary of £7 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and discusses his experiences producing West End offerings Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q and the forthcoming revival of Oliver!.
Mackintosh also owns seven West End theatres – the Noel Coward, the Gielgud, the Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, the Queen’s, the Novello and Wyndham’s – and has spent more than £35 million restoring them (See News, 10 Jan 2003). As he explains in the interview, when theatregoers visit he wants them “all treated as special people” in the refurbished surroundings.
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During his illustrious career, Cameron Mackintosh’s many other productions – mounted in the West End, on Broadway and around the world - have included Cats, Miss Saigon, Anything Goes, Side by Side by Sondheim, My Fair Lady, The Witches of Eastwick, Five Guys Named Moe, Carousel, Moby Dick and Mary Poppins.
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