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Miss Nightingale the Musical heads to London.
Original British musical Miss Nightingale transfers to The Vaults for an eight-week run from 30 March to 20 May 2017. This new British musical was first staged in 2011 and has completed five national tours, playing 300 performances to 50,000 people around the UK.
"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. 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."
Written and directed by Matthew Bugg the score features Music Hall style pastiche songs that capture the spirit of the 1940s. It features design by Carla Goodman, lighting design by David Phillips, and sound design by Drew Baumohl.
The cast features Tamar Broadbent as Miss Nightingale, Nick Coutu-Langmead as Sir Frank, Conor O’Kane as George, Niall Kerrigan as Tom, Matthew Bugg as Harry and Tobias Oliver as Clifford.
Miss Nightingale the musical is produced by Mr Bugg Presents an artisan theatre company based in Sheffield, which specialises in new and original British musical theatre.