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Cameron Mackintosh: control, collaboration and the creative producer

Lundskaer-Nielsen, M (2017) 'Cameron Mackintosh: control, collaboration and the creative producer.' In: Gordon, R and Jubin, O, eds. The Oxford handbook of the British musical. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 537-560. ISBN 9780199988747

Abstract

The biggest British musical theatre star to emerge in the 1980s and 1990s was arguably not a performer, director, or writer but a producer. Cameron Mackintosh is a unique figure within the contemporary theatre. In a commercial musical theatre environment that has increasingly moved towards producing by committee—with investors often taking a producer title and even having a creative voice—Mackintosh’s early financial success with Cats and Les Misérables has enabled him to exercise an unusual level of control over the projects that he produces. Drawing on published interviews, existing scholarship, and original personal interviews with his creative collaborators, this article explores Cameron Mackintosh’s creative and business influences and assesses his lasting impact on the global musical theatre scene.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Cameron Mackintosh, British musical, West End musical, Broadway musical
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 15:23
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 15:23
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9064
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