Miss Nightingale on stage at Buxton

The%20main%20cast%20of%20%20Miss%20Nightingale%20the%20musical%2015.%20Photo%20Joe%20ArmitageSet in a smoky cabaret club during the Second World War, Miss Nightingale – The Musical­ is bursting onto the Buxton Opera House stage this month.

Following the struggles of a feisty northern singer Maggie and her songwriter George, a Polish refugee –the pair are desperate to find their big break, but a dark secret threatens their happiness.

Now on its fifth and final tour, Miss Nightingale has excited national critics winning acclaim as a new British Musical­ that brings to life the on-stage glamour and off-stage affairs of war-torn London.

The show which comes to Buxton Opera House for the first time from February 17 -20 is packed full of hilarious, tongue-in-cheek cabaret numbers and beautiful ballads.

The man behind the show is award-winning theatre composer Matthew Bugg (Black Coffee, Some Like It Hotter) whose first job was at the venue as a teenager.

“I got my first job at Buxton Opera House, playing viola in the orchestra for a production of The King and I and ever since, I’ve been determined to see my own work on stage at this simply stunning theatre,” said Matthew.

Miss Nightingale stars local Stockport woman Clara Darcy as the lead character Maggie.

Clara who studied at Ridge Danyers College in Marple also plays trumpet as part of her role.

Asked about how she will cope on stage, she said: “To be honest so I’m quite used to it -they’re all challenging in their own ways – you just have to keep up your skills on all of them.

“A lot of work out there now demands that you can do all these things so the more strings you have to your bow, the better.”

For tickets go to http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk