How I escaped my certain fate by Stewart Lee

When Richard Thomas’s songs were arranged and underscored by professional, commercial musical theatre arrangers, hot from Mamma Mia! and such like, they necessarily made interpretive choices about [...]

Does the author mean that these arrangers were excited about Mamma Mia! musical?

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No. It means these arrangers were considered "hot" within their profession having very recently been involved with the (successful) Mamma Mia! musical.

  • Thanks. That makes perfect sense
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