Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Glorious has had to be rescheduled from – 25th February to 1st March 2014. The new dates are Monday 5th May to Friday 9th May 2014. Watch out for an additional and exciting event being arranged for Saturday 10th May – Coming Soon.
Glorious! is a sparkling comedy based on the true story of the astronomical success of the worst singer in the world.
In New York in the 1940s, the performer whom 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, comfortably 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 balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in a hilarious and heart-warming comedy.
Glorious! premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2005.
Peter Quilter was born in Colchester, England and is an honours graduate of Leeds University. He began his writing career from his home in Greenwich, London where he lived for 14 years before emigrating to the Canary Islands where he is now an official resident. He started his career as a television presenter on BBC TV. His first play was an all-female comedy Respecting Your Piers (recently re-published by Samuel French under a new title, “Curtain Up”) and he followed this with a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde´s The Canterville Ghost which played a number one tour of the UK starring Ron Moody. The following year, he made his West End debut with a comedy about the pop industry, BoyBand the Musical.