Sir Cameron Mackintosh visits Mountview as The Mack is named in his honour

On 4 November, legendary producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh visited Mountview for a special performance of Les Misérables to celebrate the naming of its new theatre The Mack in his honour. The first theatre in the world to be named after Sir Cameron, The Mack has been named in recognition of his long-standing support for Mountview.

The sold-out new production of Les Misérables directed by Shiv Rabheru and Matt Ryan is the first to update the story to contemporary Paris and reflect the social unrest of recent years, and is the first full-length student production of this iconic musical.

Also attending the celebration was Claude-Michel Schonberg, the composer of Les Misérables, and a host of Mountview alumni including Jon Robbins and Sha Dessi (Jean Valjean and Eponine in the current London production of Les Misérables), Noah Thomas and Hiba Elchikhe (Jamie New and Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Cleve September from the original West End cast of Hamilton and TV presenter Amanda Holden.

Cameron Mackintosh was welcomed to The Mack before the show by Dame Vikki Heywood, Mountview’s Chair, and met the cast and crew on the stage afterwards.

Sir Cameron said:

The opening tonight of the new theatre The Mack at the heart Mountview’s exciting new home in vibrant Peckham will resound appropriately with the thrilling voices of this year’s young talented final year students singing ‘When Tomorrow Come’s as they perform the first ever student production of the full version of Les Misérables. I look forward to many more generations of students also receiving a magnificent start and training for the theatre when their tomorrow comes at Mountview in the future.”              

Vikki Heywood, Mountview’s Chair said:

“On behalf of Mountview I am delighted to welcome Sir Cameron to open The Mack with a production of his iconic musical Les Misérables. This incredible theatre space will provide the next generation of talent with invaluable learning and performance opportunities for years to come and allows Mountview to continue offering the very highest level of dramatic training to our students.”