Above all else, regardless of opinions of his productions, he puts his money where his mouth is and has rescued many a dillapidated theatre from falling down. Not only do his own shows have high production values, but you'll often find that 'The Mackintosh Foundation' has had a producing hand in stuff that would not have got off the ground otherwise.
Cameron's work on his theatres is impressive and it always continue to improve them, The Novello and Prince of Wales are much better than what they like previously and even the ones with more minor refurbs like the Noel Coward or the Wyndham's are fantastic. I think his commitment to restoring his theatre kickstarted over theatre owners to do the same
Just watching this now and it was quite torturous to see how gutted the Victoria Palace was and how much work it must be taking to get it ready for Hamilton. It’s truly a complete renovation. At least the toilets are done
Post by theatremonkey.com on Sept 18, 2017 18:15:08 GMT
Watched the thing at the weekend. Seems like the BBC documentary budget is now non-existent. Must have cost them Yentob's cab fare from BBC HQ to Mac HQ, a fiver for an editor, and lunch for the work-experience girl who trawled google for old BBC clips.
Still, a few nice new clips, I guess.
"Ask Mary Berry" (deleted scenes) Q: What, please, is the difference between drinking water and pea soup? A: Anybody can drink water.