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The Fix

John as Cal Chandler - The Fix

Donmar Warehouse, London
29 April 1997 to 14 June 1997
Role: Cal Chandler

The Fix tells the story of US senator and Presidential candidate, Reed Chandler, who dies in bed with his mistress. His widow Violet persuades her brother-in-law, Grahame Chandler, to mentor her son Cal to enter politics. Successful campaigns for the City Council and Governorship follow, but Cal soon gets embroiled with local mob boss Anthony Gliardi. He struggles with drink and drug problems and eventually meets a tragic end at the hands of the mob.

Directed by Sam Mendes, the show received four 1998 Olivier Award nominations:

  • Best New Musical
  • Best Lighting Designer (Howard Harrison)
  • Best Actor in a Musical (John Barrowman and Philip Quast both nominated - award won by Philip

John as Cal Chandler - The Fix