Did you know that The Hippodrome near Leicester Square in London is not only the biggest casino in the UK, it’s also home to an 180 seat theatre. I went along a couple of weeks ago to catch Miss Nightingale, a show about a cabaret club set in 1942.
It’s essentially cabaret inception, a cabaret show about a cabaret show. So, you can imagine just how cheesy it was, though I love a bit of cheese! It’s funny, very funny, and there are innuendos aplenty! We particularly loved the song about getting her cat (or another word for) stuck in the door, and I’m sure you can guess the jokes involved in the sausage song. This show isn’t just about naughty puns though.
There’s also a delightful love story concerning a secret relationship between 2 of the male characters, as well as slices of wartime history stitched amid the silly show tunes. What was really impressive though, was how talented each cast member was, as not only could they mostly all act, sing and dance, but a lot of them played instruments throughout the performance too! From drums to trombone, all the music in the show is played live.
Miss Nightingale made for a truly hilarious night in London’s glittering West End. The show is on Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm, and even Sundays at 5pm, with tickets starting at just £22.50. You’d better hurry though, as it’s set to finish it’s run at The Hippodrome on 6th May!
* I was invited to see Miss Nightingale for free through Love Pop Ups – London, but rest assured, all words and opinions are my own 🙂