Florence Nightingale
by John Bowen
15th - 23rd February 2002
~ Directed by Paul Morton ~

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The story of Florence Nightingale's life is told in the form of a rehearsal of a play to be performed at a later time. It passes from her youth, through the famous, but brief, period of the Lady With the Lamp, and her many activities afterwards until, at the close of her long life, she is presented with the Order of Merit.

John Bowen was born in Calcutta, India on 5th November 1924 and went on to read history at Oxford. He began his writing life as a novelist, ws recruited to television drama and then began writing for the stage. His plays have been produced all ove Europe as well as in the USA, Canada and Australia.

This is Paul Morton's debut as a director for The Company. Since joining The Company five years ago he has become one of the most prolific of performers, appearing in 12 productions in five years.

Cast
Claudia McKelveyFlorence
Chris JanesThe Director
Keith MorbeyW.E.N
Jackie LawnFanny
David Wilkinson
Shelagh Ryan
Julia Ryan
Brenda Newey
Libby Mountford
Pat Lee
Graham Kilner
Mark James
Jackie Clark
David Crook
Jo Burnham
Hannah Wilkinson
Crew
Mike DayStage Manager
Angela ReissProps
Jill DigbyProps
Betty JanesProduction Secretary
Shelagh RyanWardrobe
Jean WalkerPrompt
Simon LeeLights
Steve BeestonSound
Pippa MortonAsst.Director