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Gay WW2 Love Story Miss Nightingale The Musical to have an 8 week run in London

2017-02-28
Original British musical, Miss Nightingale, is going to have an extended run in London after six long years. The small-scalp production of the show was first seen in the capital six years ago, now the show will be held at The Vaults for eight weeks from 30 March to 20 May. Miss nightingale is a new, unique and successful British musical. Not being based on a play, book or film, but instead is based on a passionate gay love story. In the Guardian Readers’ Top 50 Shows, Miss Nightingale was named and was also voted in the Top 100 Greatest Musicals of All Time. The final count saw Miss Nightingale placed at number 80 beating musical theatre classics such as Sweet CharityHello Dolly!Top HatShow BoatSister Act, and even, The Wizard of Oz. The play is set in war-torn London 1942. As a new singer falls into stardom, the two men closest in her life fall in love. George is a Jewish composer, and Sir Frank is an upper-class impresario who love was refused to be recognised and violently rejected by society Miss Nightingale is set in London during 1942. A smoky, underground cabaret club opens in the heart of a war-torn city.  As a saucy new singer is thrust into the spotlight, two men struggle to bring their hidden love out of the shadows. Its a musical that is touching, funny and passionate, full of scandals, satire, and spunky spirit of the Forties sensationally to life. Matthew Bugg sings the 20 original songs, from innuendo-laden Music Hall style numbers to tender ballads and complex trios and quartets, which capture the soaring spirit and biting wit of the 1940s. This year is the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. Miss Nightingale reminds us of the progress we have made and the many steps we still have to climb. Miss Nightingale the musical runs at The Vaults Theatre, London from 30 March to 20 May 2017, with performances Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pmTickets priced £15 - £50 are available fromwww.thevaults.london For other great deals on tickets and shows, visit ticket.attitude.co.uk. More stories: Men of ‘Moonlight’ star in new Calvin Klein underwear campaign Paul O’Grady recalls the horror of the AIDS crisis in brand new Attitude Heroes podcast