Glorious! by Peter Quilter

Glorious! by Peter Quilter

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August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Glorious! tells the hilarious true story of the world's worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins.

This West End and world-wide hit by Peter Quilter was nominated for a Laurence Oliver 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 1940's 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 laugher.

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.

Venue

Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

at East Gippsland Shire

$22 - $35

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