From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Miss Nightingale - the burlesque musical Leicester Sq
Miss Nightingale - the burlesque musical by Matthew Bugg, at the Leicester Square Theatre Main House, from 2 to 7 July 2013, as part of a uk tour.
It is directed by Peter Rowe, designed by Carla Goodman, and produced by Mr Bugg with the New Wolsey Theatre in association with The Lowry. Cast includes Amber Topaz, Ilan Goodman, Tomm Coles, Alex Tomkins, Adam Langstaff.
Tells a story of sex, scandal and showbiz in war-torn 1940s London. Northern songbird Maggie Brown has moved to London in search of fame. She auditions at every cabaret bar, with her songwriter George, but nobody wants their act. Things aren't much better with her boyfriend Tom. And her younger brother’s missing in action. Meanwhile, George has problems of his own fighting to make ends meet as a Jewish refugee in a city under the hostilities of war. Everything changes when Maggie and George are picked up by wealthy nightclub owner Sir Frank. Soon 'Miss Nightingale' explodes onto the stage - shocking society with her outrageous outfits and saucy songs. She takes the West End by storm. But backstage, secrets are lurking that prove far more devastating than the Blitz.