Miss Nightingale ☆☆☆☆☆
Showing From 04 February 2016 Until 06 February 2016
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Sandra Mangan - DSC Journalist
Let’s get this clear from the start. Miss Nightingale is NOT about the Lady with the Lamp…. Lady with the Vamp, more like! London, 1942 is in the depths of World War Two and in dire need of entertainment. Enter Maggie Brown, a brash northern lass with the voice of an angel and the cheek of the devil. In an age of jukebox musicals and revivals, it is refreshing to see a show with an all-new scoreHer forte is the risqué song – titles in the fantastic original score for this show include Let Me Play on Your Pipe, The Pussy Song and The Sausage Song, need we say more? She belts them out in a voice reminiscent of Gracie Fields in her heyday, accompanied by daring moves that wouldn’t look out of place in a burlesque show – spilts on top of an upright piano, anyone? The near the knuckle songs are provided by her friend George Nowodny, a Polish Jew who perfected his English during the time he lived in Berlin with Bill, Maggie’s brother. The relationship was far from platonic, but since Bill died George hasn’t had the heart to tell her ...
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