In the '90s Mackintosh's association came full circle as he ended up co-owning the show - paying a lovely gesture to Lionel Bart
in the process.
TOP TUNE: Max Bygraves, had a hit with Lionel Bart
We'll also be interested to see whether Actors Equity kicks up a fuss over the nonunion tour of the Lionel Bart
And if there's been a finer pastiche of a Lionel Bart
musical cum satire on Catholic birth control principles than Every Sperm Is Sacred, I've yet to hear it.
TWO of Britain's best-known faces - Lionel Bart
and Andrew Gardner - have died.
The Lionel Bart
musical, based on the Charles Dickens novel, was acted out to a sell-out audiences over two evenings.
1959 Cliff Richard &The Drifters - Living Doll THIS 50s favourite was written by Lionel Bart
, for the film Serious Charge which featured Cliff Richard in his first big screen role.
The smash-hit musical created in the Sixties by Lionel Bart
was turned into a film in 1968 and continues to run in theatres up and down the country.
A 'soul opera' with a multiple cast of characters, it draws from funk, blaxploitation movies and Lionel Bart
Accompanied by a 26-piece orchestra the concerts will also feature music by John Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lionel Bart
, Barry Manilow, and Radiohead.
The Lionel Bart
musical, which premiered in the West End in 1960 and features songs such as Consider Yourself and Food Glorious Food, embarks on tour next year, coming to Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre in the spring.
The card was inscribed on the front "To Peter Robs from John Lennon" and the reverse was signed by Wilfrid Brambell, Lionel Bart
and Helen Shapiro.