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Nightingale

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New Creations Collective are proud to announce Nightingale, a brand-new ballet based on the life and work of Florence Nightingale.

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You know the legend, but how much do you really know about the lady behind the lamp?

Florence’s legendary life was marked by monumental achievements and extraordinary events. In a society bound by convention, Florence changed history.

Get to know Florence like never before as we take you on a journey from her childhood surrounded by family, to finding her profession as a nurse, to becoming the first woman in history to receive an order of Merit from King Edward. This is a woman who’s story is worth telling!

 

Narrated extracts from Florence’s personal diaries bring her story to life through her own words, alongside a brand-new score, original choreography, beautiful set and costumes. 

Performed by an accomplished cast of dancers and musicians, this high-quality, original ballet is guaranteed to be an inspiring and informative experience for adults and children alike. 

Building on the success of NCC’s 2021 and 2022 performances of The Secret Garden, we are excited to offer you another sublime original score by Adam Kornas and more authentic, character-driven choreography by Nina Monteiro.

If you would like to book Nightingale as part of your events programme or for a private event then please email contact@newcreationscollective.com

Summer 2023 Tour Dates

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Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens - West Sussex

Saturday 15th July

Brighton Road,  West Sussex, RH13 6PP

Show at 5pm

Leonardslee is a unique Grade I listed woodland garden. Combine your trip to see Nightingale with a walk around the breath taking lakes, woodland and sculpture garden.  Art lovers and other visitors can enjoy a journey like no other, at the exhibition of the “Walk of Life”. Ticket price includes one hours free entry to Leonardslee to explore the gardens or just picnic on the House Lawn with amazing views over West Sussex!

Tickets NOW on sale! 10% Early Bird Discount for all Bookings before 1st May!

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National Trust Claydon House - Buckinghamshire

Thursday 20th July

Middle Claydon,  Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EY

Shows at 1pm & 7pm

Possibly our most immersive setting for Nightingale... Grand 18th-century country house, built to impress, in a beautiful country setting was home to Lady Verney (Florence's sister) and a regular destination for Florence Nightingale. Enjoy the beautiful wood carvings by Luke Lightfoot in the downstairs rooms, and explore Florence Nightingale’s bedroom from her time at Claydon House.

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NT Claremont Landscape Garden - Esher, Surrey

Friday 21st July

Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9JG

Show at 6pm

A beautiful National Trust landscape garden in Surrey surrounding a small lake and featuring an amphitheatre. The most beautiful and tranquil place to encounter Nightingale.

 

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Waterperry Gardens - Oxford

Saturday 22nd July

Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA

Show at 2.30pm

Experience Nightingale against the most idyllic backdrop of Waterperry's Manor House in Oxford. Enjoy a day of live arts, beautiful walks, pristine gardens, tea rooms, gift shop and a farm shop. Audiences are welcome to arrive and will be admitted in from 1.30pm. Ticket price also includes free entry to Waterperry Gardens after the performance!

 

Tickets NOW on sale!

Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden - Dartford

Wednesday 26th July

Lullingstone Castle, Dartford DA4 0JA

Show at 2.30pm

Lullingstone Castle is one of England’s oldest family estates. The World Garden combines plant heritage with cutting-edge horticulture. With the world garden, country park and idyllic village of Eynsford nearby, watching Nightingale at Lullingstone promises to be a wonderful day out for all the family. Ticket price also includes FREE entry to the famous World Garden which guests are welcome to enjoy until closing at 6pm!

 

Tickets NOW on sale!

Layer Marney Tower - Colchester, Essex

Sunday 30th July

Layer Marney, Nr. Colchester, Essex, C05 9US.

Show at 4pm

England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry, 1st Lord Marney, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house, that shows its original owner was rich, powerful and a friend of the King.

Tickets NOW on sale!

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English Heritage Walmer Castle & Gardens - Deal, Kent

Saturday 5th August

Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9LJ

Show at 6pm

Built during the reign of King Henry VIII and perched on the picturesque Kent coastline, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in Kent. Immerse yourself fully in the story this summer as you experience Nightingale inside the beautiful garden of the Oval Lawn in the castle grounds. Ticket price includes 1 hour FREE access to Walmer Gardens from 5-6pm.

Tickets NOW on sale!

Brighton Open Air Theatre - Brighton

Sunday 6th August

Dyke Rd, Hove BN3 6EH

Show at 2pm

BOAT is now well established as part of Brighton and Hove’s cultural landscape. Come and experience Nightingale in this purpose built open air theatre. Early booking advised. 

Tickets NOW on sale!

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Hever Castle - Edenbridge, Kent

Thursday 10th August

Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

Show at 7.30pm

Now in it's 40th year, Hever Festival offers audiences the chance to experience live performances in the most stunning setting of the grounds of Hever Castle. Nightingale will take place in the magical setting of the Loggia. Not to be missed! Early booking advised. 

Tickets NOW on sale!

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West Horsley Place - Surrey

Sunday 13th August

Epsom Road, Surrey
KT24 6AN

Shows at 1.30pm & 5pm

Come and discover Nightingale on the grounds of West Horsley Place in the most beautiful setting of the walled garden. A Grade I listed medieval manor house, an estate of great beauty and historic significance with an interesting connection to Nightingale's story...  Community engagement will also be on offer between shows... more details coming soon!

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Photos by Arek Glebocki

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