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An Evening of Burlesque – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Producer: Michael Taylor Reviewer: Michael Gray   The ghost of good old variety haunts this successful touring show. Tease not sleaze is their watchword, so while there are jiggling bottoms and whirling tassels galore, plus a little mild innuendo, there’s nothing to frighten the horses, or indeed to justify the 18+ rating. The auditorium is packed with punters, mostly in ...

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Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Jane Pink [rating: 5]   In his autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp describes the heightened sensitivities of people living through the blackouts and bombings of the London Blitz. “As soon as the bombs started to fall, the city became like a paved double bed. Voices whispered suggestively as you walked along; ...

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Miss Nightingale the Burlesque Musical – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Richard Marsden [Rating: 4] Poor Miss Nightingale, her brother is away at war and another lost to the cause, a devious married toe-rag of a boyfriend, her gay best friend and song writer the musical maestro Ilan sleeps with her- as he is from Berlin where “anything goes” but is betrothed to the ...

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Miss Nightingale – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Music and Book: Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5] They say that musicalsaren’tborn but reborn and following a previous incarnation in 2011, Matthew Bugg’s Miss Nightingale now returns to the stage in a new production. Though the show has been revised since its earlier showing, its pedigree is shadowed by influences of its surrogate parent predecessors, with ...

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