Glorious! : The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World by Peter Quilter (Nominated for Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy)
The inspirational true story of New York heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins, who obsessively pursues her ambition of becoming a great singer. She dreams of playing New York’s Carnegie Hall, and only one thing stands in her way…. she can’t sing a note! The voice she hears in her head is indeed Glorious, but to the rest of the world it is hilariously awful.
At private recitals, her devoted partner and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when the time comes for her first public concert, St Clair realises he may have perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.
Recently an Oscar nominated film starring Meryl Streep in title role, this stage version of the story is laugh out loud funny, and heart breakingly moving as Florence prepares for the greatest night in her career in front of an audience of three thousand people. Can she finally deliver the performance of a lifetime?
Photo courtesy of Mark Quelch