The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Barn Theatre

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Concluding its inaugural season and following the huge critical success of its first two productions, The Barn Theatre has announced its production of the Olivier Award-winning play: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright. The production, which will be directed by Michael Strassen, runs from 7th July to 4th August. First produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best play of the decade and has been named as one of the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. The play was nominated for six Oliviers, winning three of them as well as the prestigious Evening Standard Award. Its film adaptation, Little Voice (1998) starring Jane Horrocks in the title role was also a huge hit receiving an Oscar nomination alongside numerous other awards for its screenplay and cast.

Running from 7th July to 4th August at The Barn Theatre, the cast includes newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes in the title role of Little Voice; Gillian McCarthy (Mari) and Angela Phinemore (Sadie) with direction by Michael Strassen. Further casting will be announced shortly.

Little Voice tells the heart-warming story of a reclusive Northern girl-next-door whose remarkable ability to impersonate the great singers provides her with an opportunity to transcend her tragically unappealing domestic life. But pushed by a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking mother and coaxed into the limelight by her mother’s latest talent agent boyfriend, timid ‘Little Voice’ will need to conquer more than just stage-fright if she is to find her own voice in the world.

“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 and it’s very exciting to welcome such excellent and prolific creatives to our theatre to bring his radical interpretation of Little Voice to The Barn.” Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director – Barn Theatre