As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 20 July 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock returns to the Barn Theatre to quiz the team behind a major new revival of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier Award-winning 1992 play with music The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Can you get yourself to the Cotswolds to join her? Got any questions to send even if you can't make it?
“Enchanting, uplifting, emotional and truthful… a comedic tragedy about finding your voice in a noisy world.”
Written by English dramatist Jim Cartwright in 1992, Olivier Award-winning Best Comedy The Rise and Fall of Little Voicetells the heartwarming story of a reclusive Northern girl-next-door whose remarkable ability to impersonate the great singers of old – including Cilla Black, Edif Piaf, Marilyn Monroe and many others – brings her into the spotlight. Pushed by her foul-mouthed, hard-drinking mother Mari and Mari’s equally unappealing talent agent boyfriend RaySay, timid ‘Little Voice’ will need to conquer more than just stage-fright if she is to find her own voice in the world.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voicehas been named as one of the top 50 plays of all time and hailed as “a Northern showbiz fairytale, a backstreet Cinderella story, with a built-in kick” by The Guardian. This major new production is directed by Michael Strassen and features a cast including newcomer discovery Sarah Louise Hughes, just out of Italia Conti drama school, as the title star LV, the role originated onstage and screen by Jane Horrocks, and Gillian McCafferty as mother Mari. Note: Mature language, smoking and adult themes are used throughout the show.
At the post-show Q&A that Terri hosted in April for the Barn's wildly successful actor-musician production of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Secret Garden, the cast ended the session with an encore jam session with the audience. A little Simon & Garfunkel on request. Here's a reminder...