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A Virtual Tour Of Lionel Bart's London

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Lionel Bart in London

Your guide is Adam Scott-Goulding

Bart! A Celebration

Play on! Give me excess of it...

Excess... That's Lionel Bart. He made and squandered a fortune.. and the Greek chorus of tabloid middle England thrilled to his Icarus fall.

Along the way he gave us the most beloved English stage musical of them all - Oliver! - as well as one of the biggest flops - Twang!!!. Yes, that's THREE exclamation points in the title. (Bart even punctuated to excess.)

Did success go to his head? Or was it the blizzard of cocaine?

Musicals, number one pop hits, the story of the East Ender who had the chutzpah to make Charles Dickens his junior partner is as rich a tale as any ever made in London.

If he'd been a New Yorker they'd have renamed a Broadway playhouse in his honour. Maybe an entire street. Why no such garlands in his home town? A multiple outsider - Jewish, gay, working class - was he one outsider too many?

We'll follow him from Stepney to Chelsea via the West End through the highs (of all kinds) and lows - with cameo appearances from Judy Garland, Georgia Brown & Joan Littlewood along the way.

Praise for Adam's online guiding events since March 2020…

"Really brightened up our quarantine!"

Catherine Gritz on the 28th March episode of Big Smoke Radio Nite

"Thanks for cheering us up!"

Sandra Huwels on the 11th April episode of Big Smoke Radio Nite

"Your positivity and your shows are a force for good in the world."

Ian Grieve on the 4th April episode of Big Smoke Radio Nite

"Fab!"

BBC Radio London

The format…

The tour will take place on Zoom and I'll present with voice, clips, podcast excerpts, blog posts, slides, playlists and LIVE music the stories of musical places in Marylebone.

Group size is limited so that we can all interact. No more than 15 participants per tour.

Practicals

You will need to download the Zoom app and sign up for a free account

You will receive an invitation to the tour with the login details on the day before the tour is due to take place (or on the day if you book on the day of the tour).

The login details will be sent from MY email address londonmusictours@gmail.com. Please keep an eye on your spam folder.

About Your Guide

My name is Adam Scott-Goulding I'm a qualified tour guide working in London and, like everyone else, COVID-19 has turned my working life upside down.

In 2020 I'm staging virtual tours on ZOOM as well as Walking Tours in London

Follow me on Eventbrite to keep up with my full programme of Walking Tours & Virtual Tours


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