Miss Nightingale - the musical

Various locations, England, United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 19:30 to Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 22:00

Sex, scandal and showbiz 1940’s style. A saucy new star shines in the spotlight while two men struggle in the shadows.

Miss Nightingale - the musical is a tale of love, loss and hope set in London in 1942 at the height of World War Two. In times of global turmoil people will do anything to survive and the biggest battle can be to trust your heart. The aristocracy rub shoulders with black market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and showgirls fight to change the world.

Feisty northern nurse Maggie Brown struggles to find her big break as a singer.  Her talented songwriter, George, is a Jewish refugee from Berlin. She longs for the bright lights.  He hides a dark secret in the shadows.

Suddenly they are picked up by wealthy and closeted aristocrat Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. He’s seeking a new act for his London nightclub and transforms Maggie into ‘Miss Nightingale’.  Her racy love life and outrageous costumes combined with George’s saucy cabaret numbers help create a scandalous new West End star. As they reach the pinnacle of success everything changes when George and Sir Frank’s secret romance is discovered.  Bootleg booze, blackmail and bombshells prove to be a very dangerous cocktail.  And the truth becomes even more explosive than The Blitz.

Miss Nightingale - the musical cleverly combines comedy with drama to bring the gay glamour of WW2 London thrillingly to life. Audiences across Britain adore this fabulous, feel good tale of love, loss and hope performed by a multi-talented cast who not only act, dance and sing but also play all the instruments live on stage!

The title role of ‘Maggie/Miss Nightingale’ will be played by Clara Darcy (Propaganda Swing, Forever Young, Brassed Off, The Hired Man and Chicago).  She will be joined by Nick Coutu-Langmead as Sir Frank; Conor O’Kane as George; Christopher Hogben as Tom; Matthew Bugg as Harry; and, Tobias Oliver as the Stage Manager & Waiter.

Miss Nightingale - the musical by Matthew Bugg is one of the most successful new UK touring musicals of the last decade.  The show is a genuinely new British musical, not being based on an existing play, book, film or collection of pop songs.  Since it was first staged in 2011 it has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people across the UK and returns with a brand new production for a fifth and final UK tour. You’ll laugh, cry and cheer for more!  


Matthew Bugg (United Kingdom), Karen Simpson (United Kingdom), Clara Darcy (United Kingdom), Conor O'Kane (United Kingdom), Christopher Hogben (United Kingdom), Nicholas Coutu-Langmead (United Kingdom), Tobias Oliver (United Kingdom), Cara Goodman (United Kingdom), David Phillips (United Kingdom), Drew Baumohl (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Mansfield Palace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1NG
Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3BU
Sheffield Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1DA
Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingsland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
Towngate Theatre Basildon, St Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DL
Theatre Royal, Addington Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PW
Norwich Playhouse, 52 - 58 St. George Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferrensway, Hull, Yorkshire, HU2 8LB
The Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HT
Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1GS
Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Watergate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QR