Fings ain"t wot they used t"be by Lionel Bart

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Published by Grove Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Musicals -- Librettos.

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Statementa play by Frank Norman. Lyrics by Lionel Bart.
ContributionsNorman, Frank,
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML50.B283 F6 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination 96 p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5849956M
LC Control Number62009782
OCLC/WorldCa1197664

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One in not so olden days, more roads were all the current craze. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be was a play with music - rather than a musical - based on a book by Frank Norman it had music by Lionel Bart. The title song was recorded by Max, who did very well off the songs of fellow Londoner Bart over the years.

The same cannot be said of Bart. He faced bankruptcy and alcoholism, and died in Digitally remastered edition of this cast recording. After notable success with writing Pop songs, Lionel Bart tried his hand at musicals as the s drew to a close, first with Lock Up Your Daughters (for which he wrote the lyrics) and then Fings Ain't Wot They /5(4).

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Originally published: London: Secker and Warburg, Eighteen men, 11 women. @ian_radioguy Thoroughly enjoyed Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be @stratfordeast last night. Bound to sell out, book soon. #EastIsTheNewWest. @pbird40 Fings ain’t wot. at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, great show, Jess Wallace was brilliant and lovely with it.

Will I like it. Originally staged by Joan Littlewood’s legendary Theatre Workshop inFings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be, with a book by ex-con Frank Norman and. Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, Theatre Royal Stratford East, review: 'made me purr with pure pleasure' You'd have to be pretty miserable not to enjoy Elliot Davis's re-working of Lionel Bart 4/5.

Even with a production that remains faithful to the period and doesn't skimp on either cast or production values, 'Fings Ain't Wot They Fings aint wot they used tbe book T'Be' still feels dated and somewhat naive.

Though it's interesting from a historical perspective, times have changed so, like the central character, one feels this musical would be better off moving.

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When Fings Aint Wot They Used T’Be was resurrected for a brief run at The Union Theatre in Southwark last year, both critics and actors got not a little excited. Lionel Bart’s musical ran for 18 months in the West End following its original production and then endured the fate of many splendid musicals; it won an Evening Standard Best Musical Award in and never played much again.

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (libretto) Book by Frank Norman Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Fred Cochran, the hero, is a down-at-heel gangster, trying to make a comeback.

Lil Smith is his loyal moll, a tart with a heart of gold, who longs for respectability and keeps a. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be Cast Ensemble: Cast, Primary Artist: Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be Orchestra: Orchestra: Ronnie Franklin: Musical Direction, Piano: Stan Gorman: Drums: Bill Jackman: Sax (Alto) Vic Jacques.

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be - Max Bygraves. Original Sheet Music. Good condition. Stamped name on front page. Some inked and penciled notations on pages 2 and 3. A little light creasing.

Ex-musician Selling A Piece of Musical History. Buy as many. Adapted by Elliot Davis, the composer behind Olivier Award nominated hit Loserville, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, which features music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and a book by Frank Norman, is set in the s, prior to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and The Beatles, when loveable rogue Fred leaves prison to find that he is not the king.

Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T'be, music & lyrics by Lionel Bart, book by Frank Norman, adapted by Elliot Davis, at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, a seat venue in east London, from 8 May to 8 Junprior to going on a UK tour.

Directed by Terry Johnson, design and costume by William Dudley, choreography by Nathan M Wright. The musical is presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be continues at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London until 8 June. Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be was initially developed in by Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop Company at Theatre Royal Stratford East before transferring to the West End, where it won an Evening Standard Award for Best Musical and launched the career of Barbara Windsor.

Nostalgia is firmly ‘in’ at Theatre Royal Stratford East. We had its important Oh, What A Lovely War. lambasted by the Education Secretary in February (remember?), the concept of ‘Fun Palaces’ to mark Joan Littlewood’s full centenary in October (watch this space) and, currently, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, Lionel Bart’s musical, a [ ].

Wednesday 1 June at am. Blimey – I’ve just been transported back 50 years to when I was a Frank Norman devotee. He was the edgiest writer I’d encountered until then, with his cockney spelling and his tales of old Soho – a place I and a pal, as year-old school boys, wandered round wide-eyed after our frequent Wednesday afternoon trips to the Academy cinema in Oxford.

Full casting has been announced for Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, a new production of the Lionel Bart musical at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East that was originally premiered there in Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be opened at Littlewood’s East End lair and transferred to the Garrick where it ran for nearly performances.

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It’s the playwright/author Frank Norman, from Daniel Farson’s Soho In The Fifties book and could well sit quite nicely next to the work of that other heart of town rascal and sometimes shutterbugger John Deakin. As an aside Frank Norman co-wrote the musical Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, various memoirs including Bang To Rights and the.

Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be opened at Littlewood’s East End lair and transferred to the Garrick where it ran for nearly performances. The young composer was Lionel Bart. The young composer was Lionel Bart. Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be, Theatre Royal Stratford East - theatre review Fings (), with Lionel Bart’s music accompanying the book written by ex-con Frank Norman, opened at Stratford.

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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be will run from Thursday 8 May - Sunday 8 June Performances Tuesday - Sunday at pm (excl. Sun 11 May), Weds Mats:. The centenary celebrations of renowned director Joan Littlewood’s birth continue with this cracking new production of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be, first staged at Theatre Royal Stratford East in The old red brick theatre glows brighter as you approach it, and you just know something special is going to happen%.

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