Over at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing you can catch some 1940’s burlesque in Miss Nightingale, a tale of gin, gents and garter-belts which runs til the end of the week.
Not just a cabaret, this is a ‘proper show’ with a story ‘n’ all, starring Amber Topaz as the eponymous heroine.
Northern songbird Maggie Brown (Topaz) has moved to London with her gay, Jewish songwriter George (Ilan Goodman) in search of fame, but nobody wants their act and things aren’t going swimmingly with her boyfriend Tom either.
Everything changes when Maggie and George are picked up by the charming and wealthy nightclub owner, Sir Frank, but while their careers take off, their love lives become entangled. Sexual secrets are revealed amongst some fantastic new songs by up-and-coming composer Matthew Bugg.
The show is a collision of wartime struggle, the racy world of burlesque dancing and the social prejudices of the era, highlighted through the touching, illicit romance between Sir Frank and George. It promises vintage glamour, a live band and some rather tasty men taking their shirts off.
I’ve heard nothing but good about this production, so it’s definitely worth a punt.
Event: Miss Nightingale
Where: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing BN11 1LG
When: Thurs, June 6 – Sat, June 8 (Sat matinee)
Tickets: £16-£22 (£1 off for concs)
For more information CLICK HERE: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk/whatson/june/name,106045,en.asp