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Solo theatre show explores the legacy of Florence Nightingale
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Solo theatre show explores the legacy of Florence Nightingale

Songwriter and performer Louise Jordan connects Florence’s work in the 19th century with the issues we continue to face today. Solo production Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale comes to Waterside in Sale on Friday 15th October. Through song and storytelling Louise puts the myth of ‘the Lady with the Lamp’ under the spotlight and explores Florence Nightingale’s work as a pioneering statistician who used data to call for government accountability, demanding equal healthcare for all. Louise said of Florence: “Florence Nightingale spent less than two years as a nurse during the Crimean War, yet she lived to the age of ninety. Whilst researching the production I was astounded at the volume and breadth of Florence’s work - she spent decades campaigning for...