Quote of the Day:

Cameron Mackintosh

  • My dream is to be on my boat. Or on an island. Or in my house in the country. That's my dream.
  • Constrained circumstances can bring the best out of you.
  • I survived because I never took on big responsibilities in my private life. In the early days, I lived on two or three pounds a week and learned to cook - and I'm a good cook - because I had to. Even when I went on holiday, I stayed in other people's houses.
  • An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it.
  • I don't commit to things unless I have my A-team to do it. And I'm not trying to be cocky, but that shows in my productions. They are top notch!
  • I know I'm in the exceptional position of having money, but I didn't have it for many decades. I'm always trying to get shows put on for 25 per cent less production costs.
  • I'm a war baby: I was brought up with rationing, and my parents always had to struggle. I remember when I was sent to boarding school - Prior Park College in Bath - my father was asked how he was going to pay the fees, and he replied: 'In arrears.'
  • I am in that glorious position where I can redesign and re-package my own work.
  • I never know what is going to have that 'X' factor and what isn't.
  • I know I'm in the exceptional position of having money but I didn't have it for many decades.