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Miss Nightingale post-show Q&A podcast: Why did the Hippodrome want to co-produce a WWII musical?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

When I chaired my first post-show Q&A at Miss Nightingale a year ago, I thought its home then was ideal: The Vaults, in its labyrinth beneath Waterloo Station, so like an air raid shelter, seemed to perfectly fit the setting of London during the Blitz. But now that it’s moved to the London Hippodrome, it’s obvious, THIS is truly the ideal venue.

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Q&A podcast: Creating a musical out of wartime prejudice in Miss Nightingale

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

What a great way to get the Bank Holiday weekend off with a swing. Last night, I hosted a post-show Q&A at MISS NIGHTINGALE. This original British musical is now in its sixth iteration – musicals, as Sondheim says, aren’t written but re-written – since starting life as a short piece in Ipswich and at […]

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MISS NIGHTINGALE – The Vaults

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Daniel PerksLeave a Comment

Miss Nightingale storms the stage to start the show just as it ends – with energy, enthusiasm and a patriotic desire to support the troops. Unfortunately, these kinds of scenes are often where Matthew Bugg loses his way slightly on the show, releasing his otherwise tightly held grip and clear conceptual realisation in favour of getting the audience on their feet, involved and dancing.