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by Peter Quilter

Directed by Hannah Sayer

Friday 27th October – Saturday 4th November 2017 in the Auditorium

A heart-warming play for music-lovers and those who are tone-deaf alike

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 singing voices in history, and who used all her money, charm and unstoppable willpower to make it happen. The soprano voice she heard in her head was beautiful and pure and it never occurred to her that this was not the sound issuing from her mouth.

The play opens in 1940s New York in Madame Jenkins’ apartment which she shares with her overtly English actor companion St Clair. She finds a young budding pianist, Cosme McMoon, who has no idea what treats are in store for him. Toss in a Mexican maid who doesn’t speak English (and of course Madame Jenkins speaks not a word of Spanish), a ditzy companion Dorothy, and her dog Ricky, and follow their delightfully charming (and ever so amusing) exploits which culminate in a show-stopping, sell-out concert at the world-famous Carnegie Hall. This is a heart-warming play for all: music lovers and those who are tone-deaf alike. It won’t be over till the tone-deaf lady sings… and you may not even want her to stop!


Tickets are now available for just £13. Buy online or from the Box Office.

Meal deal

Take advantage of our £29 meal deal with Terranova Italian Restaurant in Stanborough Park which includes a 2-course, pre-show meal from the set menu with a glass of wine and a ticket for the show. Download the menu

Not available Sundays and Mondays.

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Part of the Barn’s 2017/2018 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Florence-Rachel Thomas
Cosme-Roly Taylor
St Clair-Simon Parr
Dorothy-Mary Goodfellow
Maria-Sarah Doyle-Smith
Mrs Verrinder-Gedge-Sharon Francis

Creative Team

Director-Hannah Sayer
Production Manager-Lucy Winston
Stage Manager-Sharon Francis
Assistant Stage Manager-Michal Parr
Lucy Winston
Prompt-Michal Parr
Sound-James Rowles
Lights-John Cude
Props-Georgie Palmer
Andrew Read
Set-Rosemary Bianchi
Wardrobe-Anne-Marie Austin
Yvonne Bartlett
Tammy Wall
Make-up-Tammy Wall
Poster & Programme Design-John Cook


Friday 27th October – Saturday 4th November 2017

Friday 27th October8.00pm 
Saturday 28th October8.00pm 
Monday 30th October8.00pm 
Tuesday 31st October8.00pm 
Wednesday 1st November8.00pm 
Thursday 2nd November8.00pm 
Friday 3rd November8.00pm 
Saturday 4th November2.30pm 
Saturday 4th November8.00pm 

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