Winners of the Best Play, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Set for Glorious at an International Drama Festival on the Isle of Man
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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, 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
Scaramouche Jones by Justin Butcher
White Cobra's award winning production of Scaramouche Jones is returning to the stage for one month only!
Justin Butcher's classic piece of theatre takes place during the final moments of the twentieth century. The mysterious white faced clown Scaramouche Jones emerges from the circus ring for the very last time. As the final seconds of his life tick away he tells his story.
From his birth in a Trinidad whore house to the circus ring it's a life of service and sacrifice which encompasses many of the actual events of a century which shaped the world we live in today.
The rarely seen play switches brilliantly from hilarious comedy, to heart breaking sadness, so roll up roll, come see the clown and discover the secret life story of Scaramouche Jones.
Duets by Peter Quilter
A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener. Duets is a hilarious tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart.
A very funny comedy by the author of Broadway smash End of the Rainbow and the West End hit Glorious! Four sets of characters, four crucial moments. Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they've never got it right before; Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying; Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails; Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute.