Florence Nightingale

by  John Bowen

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 6f

The story of Florence Nigthingale's life is told in the form of a rehearsal of a play to be performed at a later time. 

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Florence Nightingale

by  John Bowen

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 6f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The story of Florence Nigthingale'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, theough 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-barely aware of it-with the Order of Merit. Under the director the cast arrive in rehearsal clothes and throughout they make use of what costumes, props and furniture are available. "The whole point of putting on this play," states the author, "is that, though the members of the company do not actually improvize the text, they do improvize everything else. You use what resources you have." The period of the play, then, is the present, though the time moves through a great part of the ninteenth century and a few years of the twentieth.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
  • Setting: Stage of the theatre at which the play is performed.

Casting

7m, 6f
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Flexible casting Minimum of seven men and six women must be used but there is ample opportunity for more women to be included.

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Authors

John Bowen

John Bowen

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