Friday, December 31

Miss Nightingale the Musical at King's Head Theatre

This new musical will receive its world premiere at The Lowry Theatre in Salford on January 20th-22nd and then transfer to the King’s Head Theatre in Islington on 26th January running until 19th February.

Miss Nightingale is a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Matthew Bugg, who will also direct and choreograph.  It stars Ilan Goodman (Six Degrees of Separation, Old Vic), Richard Shelton (Sinatra in Rat Pack Confidential) and “burlesque sensation” Amber Topaz.

Maggie Brown dreams of becoming a famous singer as she nurses wounded soldiers in an East End hospital.  With her songwriter George, a Jewish refugee, she auditions at every night club and cabaret bar in London. But nobody wants their act.  Their luck and lives change when they meet the handsome, charming and wealthy Sir Frank Conner.   But more than a few feathers are ruffled and polite society is shocked by her scandalous exploits, outfits and songs as she takes the West End by storm.

Miss Nightingale the musical brings the vintage-style glamour, sounds and sex scandals of the 1940s to life.

This is the first musical that Matthew Bugg has written. He has worked as a composer, musical director and choreographer at many theatres in the UK, and is an associate artist at the Mercury Theatre Company. He has also played Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Tobias said...

Many thanks for featuring our show - it's very much appreciated. Best, Mr. Bugg Presents

Theatre Spy said...

A pleasure. It sounds interesting and a bit different and I am certainly planning to get to the King's Head to see it.

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