Composer Lionel Bart
, above, and Harry Secombe, below, who played Mr Bumble
After watching a performance of which Lionel Bart
musical did Noel Coward observe: "It seemed to be twice as loud and twice as long as the real thing."?
And to mark it, the group will stage a reprisal of their first ever show - Lionel Bart
's ever popular musical Oliver!.
is year the school staged the Lionel Bart
Classic, Oliver!, which was part of the school's 300th birthday celebrations, and included [euro]lmed sequences and images of the old Blue Coat School as part of the story.
Ruthie, pictured, and her band will take you on a musical journey through her extraordinary career, from working with Lionel Bart
to playing in Chicago on Broadway, from starring in Les Miserables to receiving her Olivier award.
NOW in its 52nd year, this remarkable Lionel Bart
musical is still pulling in big audiences and the latest Cameron Mackintosh production has people on their feet cheering and asking for more.
The 'Black or White' hitmaker drove to mile to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane for the 'Lionel Bart
' show, starring funnyman Rowan Atkinson as Fagin and features the song Where Is Love?
Into the mix are thrown Lionel Bart
's Where Is Love, Rodgers & Hart classic My Heart Stood Still and even a clever cover of David Bowie's Life On Mars.
Mark Lester (right) stars in Carol Reed's unsurpassable multi-Oscar-winning big-screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist.Based on the hit stage musical by Lionel Bart
, it centres on an impoverished orphan who's taken under the wing of an arch criminal and his cronies.Good support comes from Oliver Reed and Jack Wild.
's musical version first appeared in the West End in the early 1960s and launched the acting careers of many children, including singer Phil Collins, Davy Jones of The Monkees and Tony "I have a cunning plan" Robinson.
As a child actor, Wild appeared in a London stage production of "Oliver!" Lionel Bart
's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist." He was cast in the film as cheeky pickpocket the Artful Dodger, earning an Academy Award nomination at the age of 16.
Composer Lionel Bart
signed over the rights to Oliver, based on Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist, for pounds 15,000 in the 1960s.