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|Mackintosh Makes Good
- Theatreland promised a clean up
CAMERON MACKINTOSH has vowed to increase toilet and bar facilities for theatregoers and to keep down booking fees. His UKP35 million refurbishment of the West End coincides with Westminster City Council's clean-up campaign on the streets of theatreland.
The Albery, Gielgud, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, Queen's, Strand and Wyndhams are all in line for a face lift. In his capacity as owner of the Really Useful Theatre group, Mackintosh aims to increase loo capacity, bar size and leg room in these theatres while improving his own company's offices and ticketing services.
But Mackintosh denies the charge of overpriced theatre tickets. Unlike the cost of programmes, refreshments and ticket booking, show prices will not be dropped. "A lot of tosh is talked about prices in the West End... at least 30 per cent of tickets are available for less than UKP25," he said. "We're as price-conscious as any industry."