Face full of spots, chin smothered in ketchup and an unsettling feeling that the B.O on the bus belongs to you – Tamar Broadbent kicks off her show with a side splitting musical number, ‘Having an Ugly Day’.
As a comedian, Tamar Broadbent is gorgeously awkward and real. Her brand of musical comedy may not deal with the big social, political or economic issues going on in the world today, but that makes it no less relevant to a millennial audience.
As an original musical, not based on a book or a film, nor brought over from America to our side of the pond, Miss Nightingale is somewhat of an anomaly on the theatrical scene at present. It is a highly political piece, but not one that announces its own intentions.
Tender and occasionally naughty, Miss Nightingale is a musical that is absolutely spiffing from beginning to end. Whisking audiences back to 1942, Miss Nightingale is the name of a brand new cabaret act who is about to take the world by storm.
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 […]
It’s fascinating to be able to revisit shows along their developmental cycle. I first saw Miss Nightingale in its initial chamber-musical incarnation at the King’s Head back in 2011 and since then, it has become a fully-fledged piece which has toured the UK extensively.
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.
As part of her post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the creators and company of hit British musical MISS NIGHTINGALE on Thursday 23 February 2017. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her via the links below.
After five UK tours, the original British musical MISS NIGHTINGALE finally enjoys an extended London run six years after a small-scale production of the show was first seen in the capital. Matthew Bugg’s musical transfers to The Vaults for an eight-week residency from 30 March to 20 May 2017.