A brand new production of Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is set to embark on a UK tour from 23 March 2022.
Starring Drama Desk Award-nominee and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco as Little Voice and Shobna Gulati (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Mari Hoff, plus Ian Kelsey as Ray Say, the bittersweet comedy is directed by Bronagh Lagan.
Featuring music from the greatest divas of all time, including Edith Piaf, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Bassey, the show will tour to The Capitol Horsham, Exeter Northcott, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Brighton, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Crewe Lyceum Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Blackpool Grand, Mercury Theatre Colchester, Richmond Theatre and York Theatre Royal.
Further tour dates and full casting and creative team will be announced soon.
Christina Bianco is set to bring to life performances from the great chanteuses in Cartwright’s tender and life-affirming play.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice won both the Oliver award and Evening Standard award for Best Comedy when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1992, directed by Sam Mendes which later transferred to the Aldwych starring Jane Horrocks and Alison Steadman.
Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff. A mother and daughter central to the heart of this Northern fairytale, but as far apart in character as can be. Left to her own devices, Little Voice starts to embody the famous divas she plays on repeat, from Judy Garland to Shirley Bassey, and becomes an overnight sensation. With humour, heart and countless powerhouse ballads all performed live on stage, this timeless and iconic tale explores the highs and the lows of small-town dreams, family rivalry and finding your voice in a noisy world.
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