The Lady with the Lamp
The Lady with the Lamp is a new Actor-Musician Song Cycle exploring the life of Florence Nightingale and what it means to work in healthcare. Written by Sophie Bevan with songs written by Lee Birnie, Lucinda Buckley, Harry Curley, Jimmy Chambers, Kit Kenneth, Rosa Lukacs, Ellen Pallant, Toby De Salis, Alexander Tilley and Ted Tooley.
This season is a new initiative at Rose Bruford. Quality new writing by Acting and Actor-Musicianship students developed over several months, curated in a season of 8 short plays, a musical, and a dramatized song cycle.
The Song Cycle was a collaboration with Composer Darren Clark - The Wicker Husband (Watermill), Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Southwark Playhouse). Actor-Musician students investigated the life of Florence Nightingale and selected events and dramatic viewpoints to compose a cycle of original songs, exploring and crafting original melodies, lyrics and orchestrations.
"We have brought in successful alumni to direct the plays in triple or quadruple bills. Alumnus Benji Mowbray, founder of the dazzling Bohemians Theatre Company, have returned to share their experience to support Bruford’s new graduating talent."
The production took place at the Barn Theatre, Sidcup 15th - 17th June 2022 as part of Rose Bruford Colleges New Writing Season.
Further Info: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/event/new-writing-season-2022/
Production Photos © Craig Fuller
Director - Benji Mowbray
Musical Supervisors - Jimmy Chambers and Kit Kennet
Movement - Lucinda Buckley
Set and Costume Design - Kaitlin Duncan and Katy Roberts
Lighting Design - Brett Kasza
Video Design - Josh Radford
Production Manager - Tom Burt
Technical Manager/Programmer - Sim Simmons
Production Supervisor - Chrissy Holloway
Deputy Stage Manager - George Ablewhite
Costume Supervisor - Emma Hutcheson
Costume Assistant - Anna Brown
Costume Assistant - Bree Lloyd
Costume Assistant - Jack Courtney
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