Last week friends and I went to see Miss Nightingale - The Burlesque Musical at Nottingham's Theatre Royal. We weren't quite sure what to expect to be honest.......would it be all feather fans and pasties or would there be more to it than just a burlesque performance??? The latter was true and we settled down to enjoy an evening of original songs, slick performances, laughs and a great storyline.
Amber Topaz does a wonderful job as the lead....and only female cast member. She has a cracking voice and has many opportunities to show it off in the many musical numbers. A particular favourite was 'The Pussy Song' which had us giggling into our ice-creams!!! All the songs are original, very well crafted and performed. In fact the cast itself is very talented. Not only do they sing and act they also play the music themselves live on stage which you don't see very often. In fact at one point in the story, when the cast were lamenting the fact that 'Harry' was missing in action I had to restrain myself from shouting out "He's behind you on the drums!!!). A very talented ensemble and a great, original show.
So if you get the chance to see the show I recommend you do, check out the website to see if they're touring near you.
Here's what I wore for the evening, Vivien of Holloway tartan circle skirt with white halter neck top and red accessories.