"The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" by Jim Cartwright - November 2011
Directed by Sally Anderson
Production Manager Jon Jones
The Cast (in order of appearance)
Jean 'the organist'
Little Voice (LV) lives alone with her mother Mari whose sole purpose in life is to find another man. Mari's imposing presence drives the shy LV into utter seclusion and she spends her time in her bedroom listening to her late father's records. When smalltime impresario Ray Say, Mari's latest catch, hears LV's faultless impersonations of various famous singers, he recognises the gold in her voice and determines to exploit it, but the whirlwind rush for success breaks LV and dashes Ray's hopes. Finally, however, LV gains the courage to speak and sing in her own voice.
"Popular entertainment at its best... funny, sentimental, and savage by turns, bursting with compassion and life.' Daily Telegraph
"Like everything Cartwright writes, it is playful, magical and terrifying.' Sunday Times
The action of the play takes place in the home of Mari Hoff in an unspecified Northern English Town.
The Production Team
Sound & Lighting
& Group Members
Front of House
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