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'I would get hurt just to get that for free,' says impressed host

Travis Caddy as the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

Oliver, theatre review: 'A series of stupendous performances'

Sheffield Crucible: 'Visually gorgeous and beautifully choreographed'

The Sound of Musicals, Channel 4 - TV Review

In this episode of Channel 4's backstage documentary The Sound of Musicals (the second of four), we followed the fortunes of two producers at very different stages in their respective careers.

Video: Les Mis and Miss Saigon

Watch the videos below to view clips of songs from ‘Les Misérables’ which could feature on Russell Watson's new album, as well as a preview of a new production of ‘Miss Saigon’.

Morgan Mackintosh whose show Between Empires opens in Edinburgh next week.
Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon to return to the London stage 25 years after it first arrived

Miss Saigon, the musical that brought a real helicopter onto the West End stage, is descending on London again.

Joseph Kloska is a

Theatre review: Moby-Dick, Arcola, London

Wittgenstein famously remarked that “If a lion could speak, we would not be able to understand him” (because, as a different form of life, he would play wholly distinct language games).

Anne Hathaway accepts her award for best supporting actress (Les Miserables)

2013 Oscars: Anne Hathaway's acceptance speech for best supporting actress in full

It came true. Thank you so much to the Academy for this and for nominating me with Helen Hunt, Jacki Weaver, Amy Adams and Sally Field

Les Misérables was relaunched in 2010 - 25 years after opening

Cast of 'Les Mis' in revolt over royalties

Original performers told that the curtain's coming down on their payments for recording sales

China takes a chance on a mandarin Mamma Mia!

The infectious music of Abba reached a little bit further round the globe last night, as the first Mandarin-language version of Mamma Mia! opened in Shanghai, with producers hoping audiences will indeed thank them for the music and deliver them a blockbuster.

Cameron Mackintosh: Making a song and dance about Betty

The tale of a pig in post-war austerity Britain has prompted the unexpected return to West End musicals of one of its all-time greats. Susie Mesure meets Cameron Mackintosh

Silent revolution for the Philharmonia Orchestra

Carl Davis conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in his own accompaniment to the original silent film Phantom of the Opera this month. In February he conducted his scores to Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush and Modern Times – and this is only a taste of the empire he has created over the past 30 years.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh: The impresario, the land dispute, and a boat in flames

A pleasure boat belonging to the theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh has been destroyed in a fire that police are treating as suspicious.

'Les Mis' orchestra told to apply for own jobs

It is a confrontation as passionate as anything seen between Javert and Jean Valjean, pitting Cameron Mackintosh against the orchestra of Les Misérables, one of the theatre impresario's biggest successes.

Over the rainbow: Wizard new British musicals

Two new all-singing, all-dancing shows from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh, both inspired by films, will be staged shortly. Michael Coveney believes they and other high-profile openings will benefit from a post-Glee hunger for musical theatre

Last Night's TV: Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream/BBC2<br />Arena: Rolf Harris Paints His Dream/BBC2

The arrival of Les Misérables in the West End some 25 years ago was a good news/bad news deal for ticket touts. On the up side the demand for tickets was stratospheric; on the down side it wasn't the easiest title for an East End gouger to mutter out of the side of his mouth. In Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream, Nicholas Allott, a senior executive for Cameron Mackintosh, recalled walking to the theatre one day and hearing a burly man pitching tickets for a show he could only pronounce as "Lesbian Rebels".

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