About the show
A comedy by Peter Quilter, based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.
“People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.”
In 1940’s New York, the performer 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 and pursued her dream. She surrounded herself with a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she. Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and ultimate triumph in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy.