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Script, Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL TENNANT

The Cast: 10-15
The Set: Simple 1 or 2 unit set
Approximate Length: 1 act, 1 hr

A Legacy of Care Comes to Life:

This educational musical play script profiles the personal struggles and challenges faced by the woman widely credited with revolutionizing modern medical care, advancing the profession of nursing. Audiences will marvel over the impact one person can make in the world as Nightingale’s legacy of care comes to life on stage. (A curriculum guide for teachers is also available.)


Cast and Songs

Old Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Mother, of Florence and Parthe

Parthe, Florence’s sister

Gentleman #1

Gentleman #2


Selina, Nurse sympathetic to Florence




Doctor #1

Doctor #2

Nurse #1

Nurse #2

Nurse  #3

John Walters, English Soldier

Supervisor #1

Supervisor #2

Sarah – Nurse trained by Miss Nightingale

(Some parts may be doubled or tripled)

1. “One is All it Takes” – Old Florence and Ensemble

2. “Lady With a Lamp” – Ensemble

3. “The Dance” – Young Florence, Gentlemen

4. “Could it Be?” – Young Florence

5. “Florence’s Prayer” – Young Florence

6. “God Bless Miss Nightingale” – Ensemble

7. “Another Wounded Soldier” – Young Florence (And Ensemble)

8. “One is All it Takes” – Ensemble