Alumnus hits the right note with new musical

After a successful UK tour and West End run Miss Nightingale, a hit musical by University of Birmingham alumnus Matthew Bugg is touring again this spring. The national tour will see Matthew return to Birmingham for two nights (11 & 12 April) before plans to take the show to Australia and America.

Matthew, BA Music 1998, was awarded the Barber Scholarship during his time at Birmingham and won the Roland Gregory Prize, for the year’s highest degree mark. He is thrilled to be bringing his hit show to the city that helped him forge his career as a leading theatre composer.

Miss Nightingale is a heart warming and hilarious love story set in the cabaret clubs of war-torn London, described as Noel Coward meets Cabaret in World War Two. It tells the story of feisty northern singer Maggie and her refugee songwriter, George, as they struggle to find their big break in the big smoke. From hilarious tongue-in-cheek cabaret numbers to beautifully tender ballads, Matthew’s songs wonderfully capture the spirit of the 1940s.

Miss Nightingale will go on a six week UK tour from 27 March to 3 May, and will be at Birmingham’s MAC on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 April. For further details visit