Birthday treat for Sir Cameron Mackintosh fan on Chichester evening out

Sue Long (pictured right) with Sir Cameron Mackintosh and her friend Maria James.
Sue Long (pictured right) with Sir Cameron Mackintosh and her friend Maria James.
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A theatregoer got an unexpected birthday treat when she met Sir Cameron Mackintosh in Chichester last Thursday evening.

Sue Long and her friend Maria James asked for a photo with the Les Misérables star, who they spotted while waiting to see ‘Half a Sixpence’ at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Sue said Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who co-created the play they were about to see, was her ‘absolute musical theatre hero’.

She added: “As I was so starstruck, I completely forgot his name and got him mixed up with David Cameron and ended up addressing him as Mr Errrr...

“He was a complete gentleman, utterly kind and friendly and was happy to have his photo taken with us and wish me a happy birthday!”

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