What was it that made a perfectly sensible woman of more than average intelligence take to her bed for 50 years? Inspired by Florence Nightingale, this play explodes a few myths about the angel of the Crimea. With irreverent humour and a passionate affection it celebrates the phenomenon that was Florence Nightingale and is every woman who navigates the treacherous waters of desire and duty, ambition and obligation, career and family.
‘The play is dream-like – intriguing and disturbing in turn. Throughout the play there are dances – acrobatic ballets with teacups, stately waltzes and an Indian whirling dervish affair, all flying hair and ballooning skirts. The performances are sensitive and funny and Chris Bowler’s script is fresh and challenging.’
Nick Baker Times Educational Supplement March 1984