Nightingale | Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Layer Marney Tower Sunday 30th July 2023 4pm
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!

Instagram: @newcreationscollective
Facebook: @New Creations Collective

Sunday 30th July 4pm
Tickets £18 Adult (16yrs+)/ £12 Child (2yrs+)/ Family £55 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Tickets include 1 hour FREE entry to Layer Marney Tower & Gardens (3-4pm)

Venue address: Layer Marney, Nr. Colchester, Essex C05 9US
Performance location: Upper Garden – Staff will be on site to guide ticket holders
Performance times: 4pm (audience admitted from 3pm)
Performance duration: 60-75mins

Age Recommendation: The performance is suitable for all ages although we do have a gentle recommendation in place of 8+ due to the exploration of more mature themes such as war.
Parking info: Free parking on site
Seating: no seating provided, please bring picnic blankets or fold out chairs
Accessibility: Level access from carpark to performance area - please be aware the performance takes place on grass and there is a shingle pathway surrounding the garden area
Weather: This in an OUTDOOR show and will go ahead in all weather conditions so please check ahead and come prepared with hats, sun cream, water and umbrellas if necessary!
Ticket holders will have 1 hour FREE entry to Layer Marney Tower from 3-4pm - audiences can use this time to explore the tower and gardens, enjoy cake and ice cream in the tea rooms or just relax and picnic on the upper garden lawn. 
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Phone: 01206 330 784
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Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney,
Nr. Colchester,
C05 9US