Andrew Lloyd-Webber told the New York Times’s Patrick Healy last week that the failure of Love Never Dies in the UK – and more notably the success of a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, has led him to consider that, “what I might do is to have nothing to do with my shows for the foreseeable future.”

He admits in the interview that “anything I get involved with seems to go wrong… I’ve come to this new conclusion. I’ll just smile and turn up at opening nights.”

Read the interview with Lord Lloyd Webber in the New York Times