It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Glorious! to close one week early 22 April 2006
Glorious!, is to close one week early on 22 April 2006.
Peter Quilter's new comedy starring Maureen Lipman opened at the Duchess Theatre 2 Nov 2005, following previews from 1 Nov 2005, to excellent notices from the popular press: FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "If not exactly glorious, it is pretty entertaining." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Witty, handsome production." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Delightful and often blissfully funny new play." LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "affable, and often very funny."
Glorious! is designed by Simon Higlett , lighting by Jason Taylor , produced by Birmingham Repertory Company / Michael Codron.
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.
Maureen Lipman plays the delightful diva in this heart-warming comedy. Based upon a true story, Peter Quilter´s new play spins from Florence´s charity recitals and extravagent balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall.