The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins,
The Worst Singer in the World

By Peter Quilter

April 13, 14, 15, 2023

Directed by Dave Maynard
Produced by Betty Jean Quinn & Pat Darlington

Glorious!” is based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who wanted to be a great operatic diva despite having one of the worst signing voices in history, and who used all her money, charm and unstoppable willpower to make it happen.

The play opens in 1940s New York in the apartment Madame Jenkins shares with the English actor St Clair, and finds her auditioning her pianist Cosmé McMoon. Add in a fiery Mexican maid who speaks no English (while Madame Jenkins knows no Spanish) and her ditzy companion Dorothy and follow their exploits until the crowning moment of a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall.

“Very funny and captivating – fantastic job”
“Excellent imaginative throughout”
“Loved it!”
“The play was fantastic! Can’t wait for the next one.”
“It was so well done”
“Congratulations to all. What an outstanding performance.”
“I laughed so hard I cried.”

Glorious was nominated in three categories for 2024 FQTA Arlequin awards:

Best Comedy
Best Actor – David Gobby as St. Clair
Best supporting actor – Mariève Guérin as Maria

The Cast
Betty Jean Quinn Florence Foster Jenkins
Matthew Whitelaw Cosmé McMoon
Mariève Guérin Maria
David Gobby St. Clair
Emily Fleming Dorothy
Anita Haas Mrs Verrinder-Gedge



Voice of the radio announcer by Derek Quinn

Incidental music by Jean-Guy Richard
Transition pieces sung by Andrea Rubio

Original program

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