Ahead of its London opening at the Hippodrome Casino, we spoke to the cast and creatives of Miss Nightingale, a new musical set in wartime London. Transforming the Theatre at the Hippodrome into a glitzy cabaret club, Matthew Bugg’s musical tells the story of an undiscovered singing talent, and the love story between the club’s owner and a songwriter. The cast includes Lauren Chinery, Adam Langstaff, Matthew Floyd Jones, Toby Oliver, Oliver Mawdsley and Bugg. The show returns to London after after nationwide tours, and a run at the Vaults last year.
Miss Nightingale Tickets, Theatre at Hippodrome Casino
‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times
An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!
Welcome to the Glitz of the Blitz; where showgirls, secrets and scandal abound. A world where aristocrats jostle with black-market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and nothing is quite as it seems.
Maggie Brown, an aspiring singer and her best friend George Nowodny, a songwriter and Jewish refugee, perform a dazzling act at the newest night club in town, owned by wealthy socialite and RAF war-hero, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. Maggie’s beau Tom Connor, paves the way for the sexy and charismatic ‘Miss Nightingale’ to be born, and the musical duo quickly find themselves with a West-End hit! However, what the leading lady doesn’t know, is that George and Sir Frank are hiding a secret and as Miss Nightingale’s success grows, so does a forbidden love between the two men!
Miss Nightingale, the brand-new British musical, receives its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino following five sold-out UK tours and a headline season at The Vaults in 2017. Having been hailed as one of the Guardian’s Top 50 must-sees, now is your chance to experience the show-stopping 1942 set musical, where gay glamour, vintage sounds and spunky Blitz spirit are brought sensationally to life.
Immerse yourself in the wartime world of Miss Nightingale- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to come back for more. Book cabaret style seating now for an unrivalled West End experience unlike any other.
29th March – Join Miss Nightingale writer Terri Paddock for an exclusive post-show talk.
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Miss Nightingale is set in London during 1942. A smoky, underground cabaret club opens in the heart of a war-torn city. As a saucy new singer is thrust into the spotlight, two men struggle to bring their love out of the shadows. A deeply touching and raucously funny tale of prejudice, passion and debauchery during the dark days of World War Two. Miss Nightingale brings the scandals, satire, and spunky spirit of the Forties sensationally to life. Miss Nightingale reclaims the forgotten fate of gay men castigated as 'the enemy within' during the Second World War. Set against ‘Miss Nightingale’s’ dramatic rise to stardom is the romance between two of the men in her life – George, a Jewish composer, and Sir Frank, an upper-class impresario – at a time when society refuses to recognise their love and violently rejects their right to be together.