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Q2 Players Presents Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins
November 26, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:30pm, repeating until November 26, 2016
by Peter Quilter
Directed by Genevieve Trickett
Performances are 24th, 25th, 26th November at 8pm plus a matinee on Saturday 26th at 2.30pm.
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.
Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant ball, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy.