A weekly schedule from theaters that was canceled due to the pandemic is making a triumphant return.
The Heron Theatre’s regular weekly schedule, canceled throughout the pandemic, resumed in February and after a number of initial events there will be celebrations from Thursday April 21 through Saturday April 23 when theater associates, The Company, will stage four performances of Glorious by Peter Quilter.
Great plays are always produced from great stories or great characters, and which character was Florence Foster Jenkins.
Her eventual and final appearance was at a sold-out concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, where she sang in 1944 to a packed house of 3,000. But sadly, the eccentric socialite couldn’t really sing and was dubbed the ‘worst opera singer in the world’.
A film version in 2016 starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant met with huge success and this extremely funny stage version will delight everyone.
The 80-seat volunteer-run Heron Theater is in a Grade 2 listed building, formerly an 18th Local Grammar School, off the A6 in Beetham and reopening presented a major challenge due to its limited ventilation .
At the September AGM, the trustees were given permission to spend £35,000 on a new state-of-the-art ventilation system, so performers and audiences can have confidence in a safe environment for entertainment.
To restore the theater’s funds, ensuring the long-term viability of this intimate venue and community facility, a crowdfunding link has been established through the theater’s website www.theherontheatre.com where reservations can also be made for “Glorious”