SIMPLY By Melissa Walsh
tep back in time to New York circa 1940 and the most sought after performer was an enthusiastic, albeit off-key soprano, Florence Foster Jenkins, affectionately known as the first lady of the sliding scale.
This year peninsula theatre lovers are in for a real treat with the stage show based on the life of the offbeat singer coming to the Frankston Arts Centre. The delightful and blissfully funny new play, Glorious, generates a rare glow of warmth and generous laughter much like the woman herself.
Glorious tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. This West End and world-wide hit was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award -Best New Comedy (2005) and has been seen by two million plus people across six continents. 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. Diana McLean as Florence , best known for The Young Doctors,
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Published on Mar 1, 2018