Nightingale | Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex

*PLEASE NOTE - Due to high winds forecast for Sat 15th July this performance will now take place in the Courtyard Cafe at Leonardslee Gardens*

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens Saturday 15th July 2023

From the same company who bought you The Secret Garden Live, NCC returns with a brand-new production to enchant all audiences...

You know the legend, but how much do you really know about the lady behind the lamp?

New Creations Collective is delighted to announce Nightingale, a brand-new, family friendly ballet based on the life and work of Florence Nightingale.
Florence’s legendary life was marked by monumental achievements and extraordinary events. In a society bound by convention, Florence changed history.

Get to know Florence like never before as we take you on a journey from her childhood surrounded by family, to finding her profession as a nurse, to becoming the first woman in history to receive an order of Merit from King Edward. This is a woman who’s story is worth telling!

Narrated extracts from Florence’s personal diaries bring her story to life through her own words, alongside a brand-new score, original choreography, beautiful set and costumes. 
Performed by an accomplished cast of dancers and musicians, this high-quality, original ballet is guaranteed to be an inspiring and informative experience for adults and children alike. 

Building on the success of NCC’s 2021 and 2022 performances of The Secret Garden, we are excited to offer you another sublime original score by Adam Kornas and more authentic, character-driven choreography by Nina Monteiro. 

New Creations Collective is a Kent-based dance company, using classical and contemporary artforms to tell timeless, hope-inspiring stories. The company aims to push the boundaries of typically theatrical artforms by creating work that is highly accessible and can be performed outside of the theatre. We bring the show to the people!

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Saturday 15th July 3.30pm & 6pm - audiences are welcome to arrive at the gardens anytime - audiences will be admitted into the Courtyard Cafe 15mins before the start of the performance.
Please note that the reception will CLOSE at 6pm, therefore ticket holders will not be admitted after 6pm - Please make sure you arrive nice and early to avoid missing the performance. 
Tickets - Adult £18 (16yrs+) / Child £12 (2yrs+) Family £55 (2 Adults + 2 Children) 
Ticket price includes FREE entry to Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens! 

Venue address: Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP
Performance location: Courtyard Cafe

Performance times: 3.30 & 6pm - Reception CLOSES at 6pm - latecomers will not be admitted. 
Performance duration: 60mins

Age Recommendation: The performance is suitable for all ages although we do have a gentle recommendation in place of 6+ due to the exploration of more mature themes such as war.
Parking info: Free parking on site
Seating: Seating provided. Please note - No external food or drink is allowed into the gardens. Picnics will be available to pre-order here. 
Ticket holders are welcome to arrive before the performance where you can explore the beautiful lakes and gardens, or just relax and enjoy a pre-ordered picnic on the House Lawn which offers beautiful views across West Sussex
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Leonardslee Gardens
Brighton Road,
Lower Beeding,
West Sussex,
RH13 6PP