After five UK tours the original British musical, Miss Nightingale by Matthew Bugg, finally enjoys an extended London run six years after a small-scale production of the show was first seen in the capital. Miss Nightingale transfers to The Vaults for an eight-week residency from 30 March to 20 May.
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 her 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.
One of The Guardian’s Top 50 Shows of 2016, Miss Nightingale is written and directed by Bugg, with Tamar Broadbent in the title role, Nicholas Coutu-Langmead as Sir Frank and Conor O’Kane as George.
Miss Nightingale plays The Vaults on 30 March – 20 May. For more information and to book tickets, visit the website.