by Peter Quilter

10th – 17th February 2024, 7.30pm
A lunatically funny play that will keep you very happy…
A glittering comedy with a heart

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

Directed by Pauline Walsh


Florence… Sue Radcliffe
Cosme…David Nobel
St Claire… John Tanner
Dorothy… Lorraine Reynolds
Mrs Verrinder-Gedge… June Holmes
Maria… Rachel Harrison

Ensemble cast…Alex Farkas, Norma Kilpatrick,  Kellie Cross


Director…. Pauline Walsh

PA…  Melvyn Bates

Stage Manager… Kellie Cross, Verity Mann

Lighting… Bob Critchley

Sound… Andrew Mann, Alastair Scott, David Plowright, Mark Acton 

Prompt… Frank Boocock

Props…  Liz O’Driskoll

Costumes… The costume team

Set…. Chris Bannatyne, Verity Mann, Frank Brown, John Lees, and the team 


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