Master of the House: The Theatres of Cameron Mackintosh (Hardcover)

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Cameron Mackintosh is London’s West End’s leading theatrical producer of musicals such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. He is also a significant theatre owner and has completed a two-decade campaign of refurbishment and rebuilding of eight London theatres, at his own personal cost of £250m, that has set the tempo for maintaining one of Britain’s greatest cultural heritages for the next century, the West End theatre in the heart of the nation’s artistic life.

Master of the House charts the histories of these eight iconic London buildings; their origins, their stories, the iconic shows and productions, the stars and the glamour. Lavishly illustrated with images from the Delfont Mackintosh archive, the book also contains original architect plans and drawings, specially-commissioned photographs of the refurbishment, show posters and other theatre ephemera, and many sweeping panoramas of the exquisitely finished spaces.


About the Author

Michael Coveney was born in Whitechapel, London, educated at St Ignatius College, Stamford Hill, and Worcester College, Oxford. He has been the script reader at Royal Court Theatre, then editor of Plays and Players magazine and the chief theatre critic, successively, on the Financial Times, the Observer and the Daily Mail.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781914414831
ISBN-10: 1914414837
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Publication Date: March 9th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English