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Presented by HIT Productions Pty Ltd

Glorious! By Peter Quilter – The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins

  • 10 May 2018
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Laycock Street Community Theatre
  • Phone: 4323 3233
  • Adults $45, Conc/Members/Groups 10+ $42, Under 18s $30
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Glorious! tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. This West End and world-wide hit was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Comedy (2005) and has been seen by two million plus people across six continents.

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the movie (Florence Foster Jenkins) inspired by the play was released to acclaim this year. In the 1940s the singer everyone wanted to see perform live in New York was the enthusiastic soprano Florence Foster Jenkins - ' the first lady of the sliding scale'. Surrounding herself by devoted friends, almost as eccentric as she, this deliciously happy and delusional woman paid scant attention to her critics and would screech and warble to her audiences, most falling about with laughter.

This heart-warming comedy moves from Florence's charity recitals and lavish balls, through to her very odd recording sessions and her ultimate performance triumph at New York’s Carnegie Hall, incorporating her wonderfully colourful relationships along the way.

"This touching play is a lesson in how to live your dream. Funny, sharp and irresistible." - DAILY EXPRESS

"The play is entertaining, supremely good-natured and infectiously joyous ... At once hysterically funny and strangely moving ... a witty, handsome show." - THE INDEPENDENT