Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, The Worst Singer In The World


Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world. 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.

Cast & Creatives

Kate Bllingham
Florence Foster Jenkins

Richard JordanCosme McMoon
Fraser HainesSt Clair Byfield
Kimberley VaughanDorothy
Victoria MilesMaria
Lynne O'Sullivan
Mrs Verrinder-Gedge

Ian SpibyDirector
Bernadette Wood
Production Assistant

Denise SwannStage Manager
Ella Drake
Lighting & Sound

Philip Welsh
Lighting & Sound

Rod Arkle
Set Design and Construction

Kimberley VaughanSet Construction
Bernadette WoodSet Construction
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre TrustCostume
Rod Iliffe
Musical Consultant

Richard JordanProgramme
Martin Borley-CoxProgramme
Tom JordanPhotographer


2018:March 6-10 - The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton
March 24 - Little Theatre, Chester
April 1 - Easter Festival of Plays - Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, Isle of Man (Winner)
April 14 - Player's Theatre, Thame
May 18-19 - Swan Theatre Studio, Worcester
June 1 - Station Theatre, Hayling Island
June 2 - Harborough Theatre


2018 Easter Festival of Plays:

- Best Play

- Best Male performance

- Best Female performance

- Audience Appreciation

- Best Actor over 60

- Best Set


As Florence, Kate Billingham executes a masterclass of comedy delivery, most especially realised in the musical performances. - A Small Mind At The Theatre

Glorious! is funny, joyous and touching, and in the very safe hands of White Cobra’s talented cast and Ian Spiby‘s skilled direction. - OnStageNorthants