Glorious! Glorious!
Christine Harris & HIT Productions
The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
2 May 2018 to 6 May 2018
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Tickets - Adult: $54.00
Concession & Groups 8+: $49.00



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Synopsis

American socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins, was both the worst and best known soprano in New York City in the early 1940s. Glorious is the play that inspired the acclaimed movie released last year – Florence Foster Jenkins – starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

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 is the voice of which the great Enrico Caruso – a fan – once said he had never before heard it’s like. There is something at once mesmerising and sublime about listening to a pair of vocal cords in search of a note, finding it, losing it again and continuing on a meandering path to approximation. And when the “singing” is carr ...more
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