Cirencester's Barn Theatre put itself firmly on #StageFaves' map with its inaugural production of The Secret Garden earlier this year. Its next music theatre offering has now been announced: Michael Strassen will direct a major new revival of Jim Cartwright's Olivier Award-winning THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE with newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes taking on the title role immortalised by Jane Horrocks...
To conclude the Barn Theatre, Cirencester's first-ever season, Michael Strassen directs the new production of Jim Cartwright‘s Olivier Award-winning 1992 play with music, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. It will have a strictly limited season at the 200-seat Cotswold venue from 7 July to 4 August 2018, with a press night on 11 July and a post-show talk chaired by StageFaves founder Terri Paddock scheduled for Friday 20 July.
First staged in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best
At the Barn Theatre, newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes, who graduates from Italia Conti this month, takes the title role of Little Voice (LV), with Gillian McCafferty playing her mother Mari and Angela Phinnimore as Sadie. Further casting and creatives will be announced shortly.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Commenting on the Barn’s latest offering, artistic director Iwan Lewis said:
“Little Voice is a modern British classic and it’s the perfect play to end our inaugural season. Michael Strassen is one of theatre’s great directors; it’s very exciting to welcome such excellent and prolific creatives to our theatre to bring his radical interpretation to The Barn.”