When, at the tender age of eight, Sir Cameron Mackintosh went to see a production of Salad Days, he was so entranced that he introduced himself to the show's composer Julian Slade and decided immediately to become a producer. Those early ambitions were not misplaced; in the last 20 years Sir Cameron has produced a string of hits - from Cats and Miss Saigon to Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. He is Sue Lawley's castaway on Desert Island Discs this week.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Pie Jesu (from Requiem) (1985) by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book: Complete Cookery Course by Delia Smith
Luxury: Solar-powered Magimix
|Interviewed Guest||Cameron Mackintosh|