Another Glorious Algarvean production

Performers from the Algarveans will be staging the true story of American society hostess Florence Foster Jenkins in the latest comedy production from the amateur dramatic group.

The comedy Glorious, written by Peter Quilter, will guide the audience through the life of Florence and her accompanist Cosme McMoon, who set out to prove to the world that if you have total faith in your talent, or lack of it, you will overcome all obstacles.

The play enters the life of Florence in 1944 when having lost her accompanist through ill health, she interviews her new candidate, Cosme, a somewhat effeminate young man, who after recovering from his initial surprise at Madame’s incredible voice, decides to take the job. The two then become close friends for the rest of her life.

“Add to the mix a dotty neighbour, a volatile Spanish maid, the boyfriend, an English ham actor, plus a voice of dissent and you will be sure to love the wonderful world of The Queen of the Sliding Scale,” said Jenny Grainer, Director of the production. 

She added: “This true story will leave you breathless with amazement, choking with laughter and tearful with joy.”

Glorious will be staged at Lagoa Auditorium on June 12 and 13 at 8pm with a matinee performance on Sunday 14 at 5pm. Tickets cost 10 euros for adults and five euros for students. 

For further information please call 282 789 608 or 289 561 594.