Keep your eyes peeled on Monday 27 December as Sky Arts is to broadcast a new documentary about Cameron Mackintosh and his work.
Titled, Cameron Mackintosh – The First 50 Years, the two-hour programme will Mackintosh’s life as a producer told through his own eyes and those of his friends and colleagues including his most famous writer collaborators.
It will feature exclusive interviews with Michael Ball, Christopher Biggins, Alain Boublil, Jon-Jon Briones, Paule Constable, William Differ, Anthony Drewe, Richard Eyre, Maria Friedman, Sonia Friedman, Norm Lewis, Patti LuPone, Michael Le Poer Trench, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julia McKenzie, Clarke Peters, Liz Robertson, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Stephen Sondheim, Charlie Stemp, George Stiles, Giles Terera, Robert Wankel, Nicholas Allott and Julie Andrews and will include filmed extracts from Cats, Hamilton, Just So, Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical, Les Misérables – Concerts and Stage, Little Shop of Horrors, Miss Saigon, Side by Side by Sondheim, Putting It Together, Follies, Swan Lake and The Phantom of the Opera.
From 24 December, to 29 December, Sky Arts will also present screenings of Mackintosh’s Les Misérables – The Staged Concert on Friday 24 December 2021 at 7.30pm, Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Performance on Monday 27 December 2021 at 10pm, The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 27 December 2021 at 4.15pm and Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical on Wednesday 29 December 2021 at 6.30pm.
Stephen Sondheim’s contribution was filmed ten days before he sadly passed away and this programme is dedicated to his memory.