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Nick Allott: A Life in Theatre

March 2021

Theatres may, for now, be dark, but in this entertaining podcast West End producer Nick Allott brings alive the spirit of the Great British Musical. In conversation with Audrey Hoare, Nick recalls the highs and occasional lows of his 40-year career with the Cameron Mackintosh group. A rich hoard of anecdotes (Princess Diana doing the splits, Barbara Streisand ‘incognito’ in gold lamé and a three-foot turban), as well as Nick’s thoughts on the direction of the industry, builds a compelling picture of the talent and personalities behind smash hits such as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton.

Nick is non-executive vice chairman of the Cameron Mackintosh group of companies, which includes eight West End theatres and Music Theatre International in New York and London. He was managing director of the group for almost 20 years. Awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to theatre and charity, he is a patron of The Shakespeare Schools Festival, managing trustee of the Mackintosh Foundation and chairman of Letters Live. He also sits on the boards of the Roundhouse, Soho Theatre and the Society for London Theatre.

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© The beginning and end of the podcast feature an extract from Solo Dance (musical: Cats).

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