Nightingale | Waterperry Gardens, Oxford

Waterperry Gardens Saturday 22nd 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!

Instagram: @newcreationscollective
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Saturday 22nd July 2.30pm - audiences are welcome to arrive and will be admitted in from 1.30pm
Tickets - Adult £18 (16yrs+) / Child £12 (2yrs+) Family £55 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Ticket price includes FREE entry to Waterperry Gardens after the performance. 

Venue address: Waterperry Gardens, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ
Performance location: Main House Lawn
Performance times: 2.30pm (audience admitted from 1.30pm)
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 - picnics encouraged!
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!
Secret Garden ticket holders will get free access to Waterperry Gardens after the performance! You can also enjoy the tea rooms, garden shop and woodland walks on site.
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For all venue enquiries i.e. access, parking or facilities please contact: 01844 339254 or email
For ticket enquiries please contact:
Waterperry Gardens
OX33 1LA