Showbiz, scandal and sex - that’s burlesque!

Miss Nightingale - Burlesque musical coming to Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Miss Nightingale - Burlesque musical coming to Victoria Theatre, Halifax

The teasing art of burlesque has become a huge - and for some a controversial - trend in entertainment in recent years.

Burlesque has provided fashion with a new take on vintage looks, and inspired a major Hollywood movie starring Cher and Christinia Aguilera.

Now it is being taken back to its traditional roots in British music hall and continental cabaret with an acclaimed new musical that is taking to the stage of the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, from July 15 to 17.

Miss Nightingale - The Burlesque Musical by award-winning composer Matthew Bugg tells the gripping story of sex, scandal and showbiz in war-torn 1940s London.

The show features 20 origianl songs and a talented group of actor-musicians, under the direction of Peter Rowe. The cast includes burlesque bombshell Amber Topaz, who started in West End musicals before moving into burlesque. She plays Miss Nightingale - the working class songbird who shakes off her humble roots and explodes onto a nightclub stage, shocking society with her outrageous outfits and saucy songs. The cast also includes stage and screen actor Ilan Goodman and West End regular Tomm Coles.

Box office information is available on 01422 351158.