I've never had a very great public life.
Audiences aren't going to get rid of me. One thing I can say, with absolute certainty, is that my shows will still be performed when I'm dead, buried and forgotten. They're going to absolutely outlive me, which is a wonderful thing to think about.
An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it.
I had set a goal of being a producer by 25.
My dream is to be on my boat. Or on an island. Or in my house in the country. That's my dream.
What musicals need is a new me.
It horrifies me how much it costs to put on shows now, mainly due to EU regulations. The freedom to be entrepreneurial is no longer there. It's a massive business now.
The musical is the one area of the theater that can give you the biggest buzz of all.
If there's too much of you around, people can get tired of you.
I've taken considerable gambles on shows, but they're very considered gambles.
I never know what is going to have that 'X' factor and what isn't.
I know I'm in the exceptional position of having money but I didn't have it for many decades.
I don't like being in debt, and I wouldn't borrow money for anything.
I am in that glorious position where I can redesign and re-package my own work.
Having a think about whether you can afford 'this' or 'that' is a good discipline to have, to maximise what you can achieve to the highest standard.
Constrained circumstances can bring the best out of you.
My own tastes happen to be in tune with what the public wants. I think that's the reason my batting average is so high, not because I've discovered some brilliant formula.
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