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Riverside Theatre presents
Christine Harris & Hit Productions

Glorious!


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

5 September - 9 September 2017

The hilarious true story of Florence Foster Jenkins the worst singer in the world!

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.

Diana McLean as Florence (The Young Doctors, Number 96 and All Saints) and Mitchell Roberts as Cosme (Blue Heelers, Tripping Over).

A lunatically funny comedy that will keep you very happy…Glittering and hilarious.
Sunday Times

This delightful and blissfully funny play generates a rare glow of warmth and generous laughter.
Daily Telegraph

Outstandingly droll and surprisingly touching.
The Independent

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 5 September at 7.30pm
Wednesday 6 September at 7.30pm
Thursday 7 September at 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 8 September at 7.30pm
Saturday 9 September at 2.15pm & 7.30pm

 

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Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Denny Lawrence

with

Diana McLean
Mitchell Roberts

“This delightful and blissfully funny new play generates a rare glow of warmth and generous laughter … This is a cult hit in the making if I ever saw one.” DAILY TELEGRAPH

“The one-liner count in Quilter´s amiable script is impressive. … This is entertaining stuff!”
LONDON EVENING STANDARD

“Quilter´s play, like a wise-cracking episode of Frasier, provides a blizzard of gags … Hilarious and touching, it reduces the audience to helpless laughter.” DAILY MAIL

“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

“This affable and very funny play is a real pleasure…Comically sublime.” THE GUARDIAN

“A lunatically funny play…Glittering and hilarious… A comedy with a heart that will keep you very happy.” THE SUNDAY TIMES

“Inspired and rather wonderful…Outstandingly droll and surprisingly touching.” THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

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Duration

90 minutes (includes an interval)

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