ABOUT THE SHOW
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 by Matthew Bugg, received its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in Spring 2018 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 this is an original 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.
THE JOYOUS NEW BRITISH MUSICAL
Since it was first staged in 2011 at The Lowry Studio, Salford, Miss Nightingale has completed five sold-out UK tours, a headline season at The Vaults in 2017 and featured in the Guardian’s ‘Top 50 Must-Sees’. It was also voted into British Theatre’s ‘Top 100 Musicals of All Time’.
A small-scale chamber version of Miss Nightingale premiered at The Lowry Studio, Salford on 20 January 2011 before transferring to The King’s Head Theatre, London for a four week run.
The show was revived in a full-scale and re-worked version for a major UK tour in 2013 in a brand new production by Mister Bugg Presents in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre and in association with The Lowry.
Miss Nightingale was re-staged for a tour of England and Wales in 2014 produced by Mister Bugg Presents in a co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, and in association with The National Fairground Archive and Cast.
The show was revived for two further national tours in 2015 and 2016 in a Mister Bugg Presents and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production with Cast and the New Wolsey Theatre.
In 2017 Miss Nightingale enjoyed an eight-week residency at The Vaults and received its West End Premiere at the Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino Spring 2018..