Dream comes true for writer of hit musical

Miss Nightingale is at Buxton Opera House from February 17 to 20.
Miss Nightingale is at Buxton Opera House from February 17 to 20.

A dream will come true for the writer of smash-hit musical Miss Nightingale when the production is hosted at Buxton Opera House.

Matthew Bugg got his first job at the venue as a teenager.

“The theatre has a special place in my heart,” he said. “I got my first job here, 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.”

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.

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…

Miss Nightingale the Musical runs at Buxton Opera House from February 17 to 20.

Tickets from £23 to £25. Call 01298 72190 or visit www.
buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

l Matthew Bugg grew up in Sheffield. He achieved the highest mark in the country for A-level music and went on to study composition at university. He has worked as composer and choreographer at major theatres across the country.