Phil Scott is Reviewing the Situation

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A hit at the 2015 Cabaret Season, Phil Scott returns to the Hayes Theatre Co in 2016 with Reviewing the Situation, a delightful and insightful look into the life of Lionel Bart.

Once Britain’s most celebrated composer who created the iconic musical Oliver! and lived in a 27 room ‘Fun Palace’, is now bankrupt and living in a flat above a laundromat. This entertaining production conveys the journey of a tortured artist, featuring all of Lionel’s extravagance throughout his life. Featuring classic songs such as From Russia with Love, Consider Yourself and As Long as You Need Me, Phil brings the story to life in a night of provocative and captivating storytelling.



Hayes Theatre Co

Thursday 4 February 2016 – 7:30pm

Friday 5 February 2016 – 7:30pm

Saturday 6 February 2016 – 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday 7 February 2016 – 6:30pm



…a fine tribute to a lost talent.” – Australian Stage Online

a one-man show that positively bursts with Bart’s own irreverent joy for life and living it to the fullest.” – The Advertiser

Scott creates an endearing character with a ready wit, … [his]wizardry on the piano is a genuine delight as his fingers fly effortlessly across the keys bringing Bart’s simple melodies to jaunty life.” – Jo Litson, Sunday Telegraph