JANUARY 2018 PRODUCTION - Audition Notice
'Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World'
Nominee! Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy
Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Tracey Keene
NOTE: this show has now been cast
Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world. 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 balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy.
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS - an eccentric American lady, 60s/70s
COSME MCMOON - a pianist, early 30s (but age flexible)
ST. CLAIR - Florence's English boyfriend, 60s
DOROTHY - Florence's friend, 60s
MARIA - Florence and St Clair's Mexican cook and housemaid (age flexible, but must look Latino and preferably speak Spanish)
MRS. VERRINDER-GEDGE - an American lady, late middle age
Rehearsals: Tue 10 October 2017 onwards
Show dates: 12 – 20 January 2018.