It's A Fine Life!

The Musical Story of Lionel Bart, 7:30pm Buxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Introducing It’s A Fine Life! – a riveting musical tale of triumph and turmoil in the life of one of Britain’s greatest songwriters, Lionel Bart!

In the 1960s Lionel Bart was earning in a minute what the average person earnt in a week, he was the toast of the West End as well as writing hit after hit songs that topped the charts, but then things went wrong… very wrong.

It's a Fine Life! is a mesmerizing musical play that traces the meteoric rise and subsequent fall of this legendary songwriter. Prepare to be enthralled by a gripping narrative that delves into the complexities of Bart's life, his creative genius, and the cost of fame taking you on a transformative journey through the heights of Bart's success, where his infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics captivated audiences around the globe.

From the unforgettable Oliver! to a repertoire of timeless classics, such as Living Doll, From Russia with Love, Little White Bull and musicals such as Blitz!, Maggie May and Fings Ain’t What They Used to Be. Bart's compositions will transport you to a world of enchantment and emotion.

Witness the dramatic rise and fall life story of this iconic songwriter, brought to life by the incredible talent of West End Star John Barr as Lionel Bart. Was there a happy ending?

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  • Price: £25.50



Groups (8+)/Equal Access: 10% off (not valid in Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: Half price (not valid in Dress Circle)