The final production at the Union Theatre’s old residence has been an absolute cracker. Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a brilliantly observed study of life in a northern town through the multi-faceted prism of Mari Hoff and her gifted daughter Little Voice (abbreviated to LV).
Carly Thoms is an amazing talent. Her capabilities seem boundless – she plays the shy and frightened LV superbly, but when she embodies LV’s various heroes, her mimicry is second to none.
Staged in the Union Theatre, of which this is the last production to be held at this site before moving to its new premises just across the road, a perfect scene is before us.