Written and created by Lancashire native, Jim Cartwright, the iconic Olivier Award-winning musical-comedy is coming to Blackburn Empire Theatre this February.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice premiered in 1992 and is nostalgic not only for its early 90s setting but for its principle characters fascination with the classic records of Hollywood and Vegas idols.
Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes of pent up energy in this acclaimed play.
The diminutive heroine frequently plunges the dilapidated house she shares with her alcoholic mother into darkness by playing her dead father’s records at a volume matched only by the soulful power of her vocal impressions.
Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey to Marilyn Monroe and Dusty Springfield.
She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her dishevelled mother mistakes a seedy agent’s interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter’s throat.
This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as LV finds a voice of her own.
Pictured (L-R) Andrew Smith – Phone Man/Mr Boo, James Lilley – Billy, Jonathan Mallinson – Sam, Beth Turnbull – Little Voice, Clive Stack – Ray Say, Kate Roberts – Mari
Blackburn Empire Theatre presents ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ from Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 3rd March, 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.
Available online here or from the Booking Office in person or by phone (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm) 01254 685 500.