Chipping Norton takes The Rise and Fall of Little Voice revival to Greenwich Theatre

Sarah Moss in Little Voice. Image George Riddell
Sarah Moss in Little Voice. Image George Riddell

This autumn a sparkling new production of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier award-winning comedy-drama, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, opens at The Theatre Chipping Norton before transferring to the Greenwich Theatre London.

Directed by young Irish director Bronagh Lagan LV features an astonishing central performance from actor/singer/songwriter Sarah Moss, previously seen in Noises Off at The Old Vic, in the West End in The Lion in Winter for Trevor Nunn.

Painfully shy northern lass, Little Voice, escapes her mundane life by hiding herself away obsessively listening to her late father’s record collection, secretly perfecting her astonishing talent of impersonating iconic vocal legends of the past.

LV faultlessly learns to mimic some of the greatest female divas of all time including Billy Holiday, Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Lulu, Cilla Black and Marilyn Monroe.

Meanwhile her dishevelled hard-living mother wrecks the house, a series of disreputable gentlemen callers come and go, and Little Voice sits listening, dreaming of love and the limelight.

But her insular world soon spirals out of control when her secret talent is discovered and LV is catapulted uncontrollably into the spotlight that terrifies her so much.

The cast includes Jud Charlton, Julie Armstrong, Oliver Burkill, Cally Lawrence and Shaun Hennessey for this first co-production between The Theatre Chipping Norton and the Greenwich Theatre.

Packed with brilliant comic characters, sensational singing and knockout songs, this is a heart-warming production mixes northern grit with Hollywood glamour.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice runs at The Theatre Chipping Norton from September 14-24 before transferring to Greenwich Theatre London, running from September 28-October 9.

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