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CAMERON MACKINTOSH AND DELFONT MACKINTOSH THEATRES STATEMENT In response to the continued uncertainty over when the government is going to completely withdraw social-distancing measures and allow the safe return of theatre productions, Cameron Mackintosh, his producing partners and Delfont Mackintosh Theatres have had to take the difficult decision of delaying the return of their productions of Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, Hamilton and The Phantom of the Opera until as early as practical in 2021. Consequently they are starting a process of consultation over potential redundancies for all employees on these productions. Cameron Mackintosh said: “This decision is heart breaking for me, as I am sure it is for my employees, as everyone who has worked with me over the last 50 years, on or off the stage, knows how much I care about what I do and how I do it. Despite the government engaging with the desperate pleas from everyone in the theatre industry, so far there has been no tangible practical support beyond offers to go into debt, which I don’t want to do…”