Glorious

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Based upon a true story, this is a hilarious comedy about the worst singer in the world. In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Recently adapted into a Hollywood film starring Meryl Streep, Glorious  has been translated into over a dozen languages and performed in more than twenty countries around the world.

“A lunatically funny comedy that will keep you very happy...Glittering and hilarious"

- Daily Telegraph

“A hilarious and heart warming comedy!"

- Theatre in LA

Introductory Video

Awards

Nominee: Lawrence Olivier Award - Best New Comedy

Glorious

Written by:

Peter Quilter

4F, 5M
ensemble

Duration

120

Acts

2

Roles

4f, 2m

Target Audience

Appropriate for all ages

Casting

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS - an eccentric American lady, 60s/70s
COSME MCMOON - a pianist, early 30s
ST. CLAIR - Florence's English boyfriend, 60s
DOROTHY - Florence's friend, 60s
MARIA - Florence and St Clair's Mexican cook and housemaid
MRS. VERRINDER-GEDGE - an American lady, late middle age