the hilarious true story of Florence Foster Jenkins
- the worst singer in the world.
The West End and worldwide hit play
Nominated for the Olivier Award - Best New Comedy!
London premiere run at the Duchess Theatre
starring Dame Maureen Lipman.
Seen on stage by over two million people
in theatres across six continents.
"A lunatically funny comedy that will keep you very happy...
Glittering and hilarious"
"This delightful and blissfully funny play
generates a rare glow of warmth and generous laughter"
"Outstandingly droll and surprisingly touching"
( The Independent)
PUBLISHED BY METHUEN DRAMA/BLOOMSBURY (2005)
AND SAMUEL FRENCH/CONCORD (2008)
CAST SIZE: 4F/2M
There is also a version for 3 actors: 2F/1M
This true story is based on the final years in the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, known for having one of the worst singing voices in history. She made recordings and regularly presented recitals to packed audiences who were forced to stifle their laughter - but Florence believed she had the voice of an angel.. Set in 1940s New York, she leads this eccentric life alongside her actor boyfriend St Clair, dotty pal Dorothy and volatile maid Maria. Joining her inner circle is a young pianist Cosme McMoon who must overcome his initial shock and horror in order to play for her. But in time, he will grow to love Florence - for her spirit, her humour, and her determination to live her dream against all odds. The show ends with her triumphant, hilarious and legendary final concert at Carnegie Hall.