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The story of Florence Nightingale

Do you know…

  •  Why she was called Florence?* What she did at Scutari?
  •  What her family life was like?* What she did after Scutari?
  •  Why she never married?* Where she is buried?

All this and much, much more is in the fascinating story of her life. Florence Nightingale was a remarkable, and difficult, woman. Henry Bonham Carter, Florence’s cousin, who outlived her, (played by David) tells the story of her whole life. “As a young woman Florence was dazzling”, he says. Our presentation follows Florence (played by Vera) through the various stages of her life, including her relations with her family, Scutari, (of course) and the enormous amount of work she did for public health reform, nursing and better treatment of her beloved ‘common soldiers’. She died in 1910 at the age of 90.

What audience members have said:

  • “A wonderful evening.”
  • The performance was very gripping.”
  • Very enjoyable and skilful, I loved every minute.”
  • Masterly interweaving of dialogue.”
  • Excellent theatre and way of telling a story.”
  • An extremely interesting show full of valuable information."
  • A thoroughly enjoyable production.”
  • Impressive feat of chemistry.”
  • Very impressed with the writing and outstanding performance."
  • I was quickly engrossed in the early Victorian era and way of life.”
  • I was spellbound.”
  • Very entertaining and informative.”
  • "The best history lesson I have ever had!"

Past Presentations and Future Bookings

Abbey Works Retirement Association Fareham, Hampshire
Alderbury Wives' Club Alderbury, Wiltshire
Alton Library Alton, Hampshire
Amesbury Abbey Amesbury, Wiiltshire
Andover Young Carers - fundraising The Lights Andover, Hampshire
BAE Pals Bracknell, Hampshire
Bedwyn History Society Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire
Bishopstoke 50+ Club Bishopstoke, Hampshire
Cole Court Club Twickenham, Middlesex
Daisy Chain Club Hayling Island Hampshire
Four Parishes Arts Society Monxton, Hampshire
Gosport Discovery Centre Gosport, Hampshire
Greyladyes Arts Foundation - fundraising Burlesdon, Hampshire
Hampshire VIP Reading Groups Embley Park, Hampshire
Hampshire Record Office Winchester, Hampshire
Hebron Christian Retreat Ampfield, Hampshire
Hythe Library Hythe, Hampshire
Kirkandrews Kirk - fundraising Borgue, Galloway
Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Maiden Erlegh Ladies Club Earley, Berkshire
Mere Literary Festival Mere, Wiltshire
Naomi House - fundraising Romsey, Hampshire
Probus Zero 4 Botley Botley, Hampshire
Reading Centre National Trust Reading, Berkshire
Romsey Arts Festival Romsey Hampshire
Romsey Library Romsey, Hampshire
Royal Southampton Yacht Club Southampton, Hampshire
St Peter's PCC - fundraising Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire
Salisbury Local History Group Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Festival Sunbury, Surrey
Sunrise of Virginia Water Virginia Water, Surrey
Swanmore Methodist Church Group Swanmore, Hampshire
Townswomens Guild Wokingham Wokingham, Berkshire
U3A Andover Andover, Hampshire
U3A Eastbourne Meads Eastbourne, East Sussex
U3A Fleet and District Fleet, Hampshire
U3A Havant Bedhampton, Hampshire
U3A Hayling Island Hayling Island, Hampshire
U3A Liphook Liphook, Hampshire
U3A Yateley and District Yateley, Hampshire
Victorian Festival Llandrindod Wells, Powys
VIP Hampshire Libraries Embley Park, Hampshire
Weyfayre Social Club Andover, Hampshire
WI Abbotts Ann Abbotts Ann, Hampshire
WI Botley Botley, Hampshire
WI Broad Chalke Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
WI Chilbolton Chilbolton, Hampshire
WI Downland Group Landford, Wiltshire
WI Fishbourne Bosham, West Sussex
WI Haven Group Gosport, Hampshire
WI Highworth Evening Highworth, Wiltshire
WI Kington St Michael Kington St Michael, Wiltshire
WI Mottisfont Mottisfont, Hampshire
WI Padnell Park Cowplain, Hampshire
WI Ridgeway Group Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire