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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

Set at the end of the 1950s, preceding the birth of rock and roll and the Beatles, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is a witty and warm-hearted musical set within a West End underworld of gamblers, spivs, prostitutes and Teddy boys. Written by ex-con Frank Norman, the show tells the tale of Fred, a loveable rogue, who comes out of prison to find he is not quite the king of the manor he once was.

Jessie Wallace and Gary Kemp lead the cast in this authentic new production being staged as part of the celebrations of Joan Littlewood’s 100th birthday year. Fings was originally a play when developed by Littlewood, and she engaged the legendary writer and composer Lionel Bart to write songs for the show. Known for his seminal work on Oliver! (written three years after Fings), Bart grew up in London’s East End and was renowned for his use of cockney wit and charm within his songs.

Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Gerry Raffles Square
E15 1BN

Box Office: 020 8534 0310

(8 May – 8 June 2014)


Competition closing date

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

To win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to see Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at the Theatre Royal Stratford East; simply answer the question below:


Polly Bastow, Pat Fenech, Emma Green and Sally Lea

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