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Miss Nightingale – Hippodrome Casino Theatre, London

Writer/director: Matthew Bugg Reviewer: David Guest Saucy songs chock-full of innuendo threaten to drag a charming and interesting new-ish musical down to a smutty gutter where Kenneth Williams lurks with a nudge, a wink and a bawdy “Oooooh, matron!” This is an enormous shame because, at its simple and innocent heart, Miss Nightingale is a fresh and engaging British musical. It ...

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Sleeping Beauty – CAST, Doncaster

Esther-Grace Button as Fairy Nightshade in Sleeping Beauty at CAST

Director: Kully Thiarai Writers: Matthew Bugg and Tobias Oliver Reviewer: Andrew White   It’s that time of year again for theatres all over the land to switch into Panto mode (Oh, yes it is!) and Doncaster’s CAST is no exception. In fact, the CAST Pantomime is something of a tradition – even if this is only the venue‘s third one. ...

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Aladdin – CAST, Doncaster

Director: Kully Thiarai Writer: Matthew Bugg and Tobias Oliver Reviewer: Andrew White Rewind to a year ago, and the new theatre in Doncaster – Cast, had only just opened a couple of months previously. The Christmas pantomime Cinderella was a bit of an unknown quantity, would it be the same as in the town’s old theatre, the Civic, or something ...

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Miss Nightingale – The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer:Matthew Bugg Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Matthew Bugg Designer: Carla Goodman Reviewer: Michael Gray A nurse from the North Country longs to be on the burlesque stage. Her ambition is fostered by three men in wartime London – a black-marketeer Mr Fixit, a war-hero toff and a Polish Jew in exile. Matthew Bugg's labour of love began its life ...

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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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