Souvenir takes us back to 1964 where pianist Cosmé McMoon recounts the real-life musical career of one of History’s most unforgettable Opera Stars, Florence Foster Jenkins.
She was an outlandish and wealthy socialite who believed in in the importance of sharing her “enchanting voice” with the world. Unfortunately, the ugly truth is Jenkins couldn’t sing! This did not stop her and the unlikely duo went on to hold sensational recitals even producing a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall! Under the direction of award-winning director Samantha Scott Blackhall, this hilarious & tuneful two-character play starring Hossan Leong & Leigh McDonald beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in everyone!
Review of the premiere:
“Play about tone-deaf singer hits right notes” - Akshita Nanda- The Straits Times.
“SOUVENIR is both hilarious and moving. Hossan Leong bewitches us with his accurate and subtle acting…and British actress Leigh McDonald is exceptional!” - Cecile Brosolo - Le Petit Journal.com
“Funny yet emotional. Simple yet sophisticated. I don't know how else to describe it. I'm gonna watch it again” - Suhaimi Yusof
“Leigh McDonald has been perfectly cast as Florence, brimming with a genuine, child-like earnestness that makes us root for her, no matter how wild her goals may seem” - Richard - Bakchormeeboy
"Leigh McDonald is an absolute delight to watch as her Florence Foster Jenkins flits and flutters around with great naivete and profound innocence…” - BC MAG - Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam
Wednesday 19th of September til Saturday 29th of September 2018
Tuesday - Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm & 8pm
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Preview Wednesday 19 September 2018, 8pm
Standard: S$44, S$35
Tuesday - Thursday / Saturday & Sunday matinees
Standard: S$55, S$45
Friday & Saturday evening
Standard: S$59, S$49