London Hippodrome

London Hippodrome, Leicester Square, London. *Over 18’s only*, WC2H 7JH GB

Miss Nightingale

Miss Nightingale Tickets

London Hippodrome

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Booking from: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Booking until: Sunday, 6 May 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tickets from £23.80
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Performance Times
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Age restrictions

The Hippodrome Casino and Theatre is a strictly over 18’s venue and any guests may be challenged if they are lucky enough to look under 25. Please carry original valid photographic ID.

Important Information

Premium tickets each include a glass of Prosecco, programme and chocolates.

The Hippodrome Theatre is an intimate 180 seat venue situated within the Hippodrome Casino. Please make your way into The Theatre at Hippodrome Casino using the entrance directly on Leicester Square where staff will assist with directions.

Please note that the Booths and Tables in the Stalls area seat 4 guests at each. If your party is over 4 people, every effort will be made to seat you in close proximity. If your party is under 4 people, please note that you may be sharing your experience with other guests at the Booth or Table.

For Access Card bookings please call 0207 769 8888

Booking from:
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Booking until:
Sunday, 6 May 2018

Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes

Miss Nightingale… Is it about Florence then? No, it’s not, although leading lady Maggie (Lauren Chinery) is a nurse. But she’s also a cabaret singer who, with musician and partner in crime, George (Matthew Floyd Jones), scores a gig at socialite Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe’s (Oliver Mawdsley) cabaret club.

Worthington-Blythe – that’s a rather upper-class name. Well Sir Frank is a rather upper-class guy. War hero and wealthy socialite, but young enough to shake up the entertainment scene, not afraid to take risks and try something new. This may be the Blitz, but London still needs a bit of glitz and glamour!

I’m intrigued! So, is this a cabaret show then? In a way, yes. It’s cabaret meets musical theatre, with inspirations drawn from Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht by writer and composer Matthew Bugg. There is live music that the characters all play instruments in and a whole host of original songs full of laughter, sadness, a bit outrageous and a bit emotional.

If it’s a musical, why is it at the Hippodrome Casino? A good question. Miss Nightingale was first in London back in 2011 at the King’s Head Theatre. It came back for an eight-week run to The Vaults in 2017. It’s the kind of show that suits a slightly alternative space – intimate and jazzy, without the need for big stages or big sets. So, the casino’s performance area is perfect really!

Think of it a bit like Mrs Henderson Presents, with some Cabaret thrown in for good measure. Playing for just over six weeks, it’s definitely worth a watch.

Press Reviews

Matthew Bugg’s music and lyrics brilliantly evoke 1940s Britain… beautifully moving… a well-told and captivating love story WhatsOnStage

It’s theatrical roots spread from Kander and Ebb’s ‘Cabaret’ with a dash of ‘Design For Living’, and touches of Rattigan angst… The book is good, the story absorbing…the songs are terrific. The Times

Witty, entertaining, wonderfully stylish… miss ‘Miss Nightingale’ and miss out! Gaydarnation

This is a brave, original show: and it rewards in a subtle way. Musical Theatre Review

This is more than just a spectacle; it’s a moving, funny and grounded tale of taboos and prejudice in Britain during the Second World War London Theatre Review

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