The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world
Jan 25th to Feb 1st 2020
Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Anne-marie Greene
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-eccentric American woman, playing aged in her 60s
Cosme McMoon- Florence's pianist, aged from 20s upwards, age less important than ability to play piano
St Clair-Florence's English boyfriend, aged 40s to 60s
Dorothy-Florence's friend, playing of similar age
Maria- Cook and housemaid, aged 20s to 50s
Mrs Johnson-American woman, 20s-50s
Open Reading and Audition Information
Open Reading on Thursday 12th September 2019. Anyone interested in auditioning or who just enjoys reading plays is very warmly welcomed.
Auditions will be held on Sunday 15th September from 14:00 and Tuesday 17th September from 19:30.
For more information and audition pieces, please contact the director Anne-marie Greene by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anne-marie Greene : Director