Written by Peter Quilter
Auditions August 7 & 8 at 7pm
Performances Sept 16 – Oct 2
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 extravagent 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, Playing 60s/70s
Must be able to somewhat simulate the voice of Florence.
Cosme Mcmoon, a pianist, early Playing 30s
St Clair, Florence’s English boyfriend, Playing 55 – 65
Dorothy, Florence’s friend, Playing 60s
Maria, Florence and St Clair’s Mexican cook and housemaid, Age Flexible
Mrs Verrinder-Gedge, an American lady, late middle age