Cameron Mackintosh gives Peckham drama school £1m

Impresario hopes Mountview Academy donation will help prove ‘you don’t have to be posh’ to get on in theatre

Sir Cameron Mackintosh has given £1m to help one of the UK’s most diverse drama schools in the hope it will prove “you don’t have to be posh” to get on in the theatre.

The producer’s donation to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts completes a £6.5m fundraising campaign for the school’s new £30m home in Peckham, south London, and will mean its plans for 200-seat theatre space can be completed.

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