Glorious! tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins. 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 with 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 West End and world-wide hit was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (2005) and has also inspired the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
See the show for yourself at Frankston Arts Centre on Thursday, April 5, at 7.30pm. Tickets are $27-$57 and can be booked on theFAC.com.au, in person at the centre or by calling 9784 1060.
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9784 1060