Maureen Lipman back with Glorious?

Actress and comedian Maureen Lipman may be returning to the West End.

Her show Glorious, about eccentric (to put it mildly) American soprano Florence Foster Jenkins may be returning to Theatreland.

Maureen Lipman in Glorious!
Maureen Lipman in Glorious!

Lipman told Elaine Paige during a recording of forthcoming Sky Arts show The Elaine Paige Show that she would love to bring it back into the West End.  

Originally staged in the West End at the Duchess Theatre in 2005 and 2006, the show was Olivier nominated. She told Paige that performing as Foster Jenkins, often dubbed the world’s worst soprano, took her a long time to perfect over the West End run, and that now would be a great time for a revival for the show.

Maureen also revealed that despite her hugely successful career she has never starred in a TV drama series, and that playing a lady detective on TV would be a dream for her.

Maureen Lipman remains one of Britain’s most versatile comedians and actresses having played revue and vaudeville, starred in TV comedies, adverts and movies, written a series of best-selling books and performed in a number of major stage shows including Trevor Nunn’s Oklahoma! with Hugh Jackman at the National and her show Re: Joyce! about Joyce Grenfell.

Lipman was joined on the show by Hannah Waddingham, Clive Rowe and Christine Andreas.

The series will also feature Broadway and West End stars including Scarlett Strallen, Michael Feinstein, John Owen Jones, Alexander Hanson and Leigh Zimmerman.

The Elaine Paige Show starts on Sky Arts in May 2014.


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📷 Main photo: Actress and comedian Maureen Lipman returning to the West End with Glorious about Florence Foster Jenkins?

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