Following five UK tours, Matthew Bugg’s British musical Miss Nightingale will arrive at The Vaults from the 30th March it has been announced.
1942. A smoky, underground cabaret club opens in war-torn London. A saucy new singer is thrust in to the spotlight. Two men struggle to love out of the shadows.A world where aristocrats slum it with black market spivs, songwriters take to the streets, and showgirls fight to change the world. When secrets are revealed, the only resistance is to stand up and be counted.
First staged in 2011, Matthew Bugg’s musical has completed five national tours and has been seen by 50,000 people at 30 theatres across the UK.
Miss Nightingale is a story about prejudice, passion and debauchery all set during the dark days of World War II, bringing the spirit and scandals of the 1940’s to life.
The musical was voted into the Top 100 Greatest Musicals of All Time organised by British Theatre.com, coming in at number 80 and beating classics such as Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Top Hat, Show Boat and Sister Act.
Written, composed and directed by Matthew Bugg, casting for this latest production includes Tamar Broadbent in the title role, Nick Coutu-Langmead as Sir Frank, Conor O’Kane as George, Niall Kerrigan as Tom, Matthew Bugg as Harry; and, Tobias Oliver as Clifford.
Matthew Bugg’s previous work includes productions of Dracula, Cirque Bezerk, Dear Lupin, Murder in the Cathedral, Kindertransport, Volcano, Barefoot in the Park and Quartet.
The creative team also includes designer Carla Goodman, lighting designer David Phillips, and sound designer Drew Baumohl.