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24/11/2020

Miss Nightingale flies back to NW


After taking the UK and West End by storm last year the hit show Miss Nightingale – the musical is back by popular demand.

It comes to the New Wolsey Theatre from Thursday 27th March to Saturday 5th April as part of a six week UK tour this Spring. It’s a hilarious and heart-warming love story celebrating the world of sex, scandal and showbiz in the cabaret clubs of war-torn London.

The show is set in London 1942, when times are tough and rationing is starting to bite. Feisty northern singer Maggie and her refugee songwriter, George, struggle to find their big break. She longs for the bright lights. He’s hiding a dark secret in the shadows.

Everything changes when they are picked up by wealthy man-about-town Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. He needs a new act for his nightclub and transforms Maggie into the satirical music hall star ‘Miss Nightingale’. Her outrageous costumes, saucy songs and racy love life create a scandal, making her the toast of London.

But out of the spotlight there lurks a threat more devastating than The Blitz.

nightingaleMiss Nightingale – the musical is a gorgeous, glamorous, feel-good story of love, loss and hope. The show is performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians. It features Matthew Bugg’s critically acclaimed original songs, from hilarious tongue-in-cheek numbers to tender ballads, which wonderfully capture the glorious spirit of the 1940s. A time when danger lurked around every corner and the best you could do was live each day as if it was your last.
Miss Nightingale – the musical is written by leading theatre composer Matthew Bugg. His work has been heard in theatres across the UK and in the West End.  His recent productions includes: Black Coffee, Volcano, Barefoot in the Park, Go Back for Murder, Quartet, Some Like it Hotter, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, Murder of the Nile, Polygraph, The Father, League of Youth, Three Men in a Boat, and The Handyman.

The show is directed by Peter Rowe, Artistic Director of the New Wolsey Theatre. His productions include: Our House, The Threepenny Opera, Mods And Rox, Sweeney Todd, Double Indemnity, A Family Affair, A Mad World My Masters, The Good Companions, Neville’s Island, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Vincent in Brixton, Blues in the Night, The Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus of Disapproval, Noises Off, Up on the Roof, and Guys and Dolls. He directed Boyband and Return to the Forbidden Planet for the West End and national tours, together with his own musical, Leader of the Pack. He is also well known across the country the writer of our hugely successful rock ‘n’ roll pantomimes.

To reveal more about the show visit www.missnightingale.co.uk, follow @Nightingale1942 on Twitter or www.facebook.com/theburlesquemusical

• Tickets are on sale now and can be booked through the
Box Office by calling 01473 295900 or by booking online at
www.wolseytheatre.co.uk.

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