The Story Of Bart

Bit of a Dickensian theme this week on Mike’s 123. Firstly Queens Theatre are presenting “Fagins Twist ” which gives a whole new meaning to the famous story and is told through dance spoken word and music

Dancer Jemima Brown called in to chate about her role as Oliver

You can hear the interview again here

Simon Hanning sat down one day and read a story about the legendary Lionel Bart. He was so moved that he wrote a musical about the man despite never having done it before. That musical is now all over the country and growing in strength

Simon popped into the studio to tell Mike how it was done

You can hear the interview again here

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About Mike Jones

I joined the pioneering community cable station Radio Basildon in 1979 after spells with Orsett and Basildon Hospital Radio. I mover swiftly on to regular shows on Breeze AM and Essex Radio throughout the 90s and I had further spells at Link FM and Time 107.5 FM before joining Phoenix in August 2010. Since February 2013 I've presented Friday's One 2 Three covering every political, art and sport topic going. I'm currently the stadium announcer at Dagenham and Redbridge FC and work for Aston Martin/Jaguar in Brentwood. I'm also a professional voiceover artist and secretary of Thurrock Courts Players where I have won national awards for Directing and Acting. When not doing any of the above I can be found on the golf course or with my granddaughter Ivy.