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Nigel Planer joins a top West End line up in Celebrating Lionel Bart at JW3

Nigel Planer joins a top West End line up, in a magical and nostalgic musical theatre evening celebrating the great music of songwriter Lionel Bart - Celebrating Lionel Bart, for one night only, 8pm on Sunday 7 July at JW3!

Sir Cliff Richard will be joining Celebrating Lionel Bart on screen on the night, talking about his vivid memories of working with Lionel Bart. Sir Tommy Steele another Bart superfan, chats away on film, telling delightful stories of his escapades with his mate Bart - from the very start of their careers to the heady lights of Broadway and beyond. Roger Cook (I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing) will also be a talking head on the night, with his stories of working with Lionel Bart on their, as yet unproduced musical, Next Year in Jerusalem and will introduce one of the songs from this show, being performed live for the first time.

The evening will feature a West End cast, including Nigel Planer (Young Ones/Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), Debbie Chazen (Cable Street/Red Riding Hood & The Bid Bag Pig), Jos Slovick (Opening Night/1917 directed by Sam Mendes), Brady Isaacs Pearce (The Sandman) and Liza Sadovy (Olivier Award Winner, Cabaret). They will be singing Bart’s magical songs including: Living Doll and the Bond theme From Russia With Love; to hits from his musicals Oliver! and Blitz - and his biggest flop Twang!

Celebrating Lionel Bart is devised and directed by Adam Lenson (Cable Street) and produced by Neil Marcus. Musical Director Theo Jamieson (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie).

Celebrating Lionel Bart: Sunday 7 July

JW3: 341-345 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

Tickets: Discover More in 2024 | JW3