Swan Theatre (Vesta Tilley Studio) The Moors, wr1 3ed
18/05/2018 @ 7:45 pm – 10:15 pm –
The inspirational true story of New York heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins, who obsessively pursues her ambition of becoming a great singer.
Date(s) - 18/05/2018
7:45 pm - 10:15 pm
by Peter Quilter
The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World
Nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for 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, manages to protect Florence from the truth. But when the time comes for her first public concert, St Clair realises he may perhaps have bitten off more than he can 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?
No admission once the performance has started.