The revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice brings high expectations from an audience eager to see this British classic about a big talent in a small town.
Having been away from her desk, Libby Purves catches up with a trio of openings: Copenhagen at the Minerva Theatre, Sweet Charity at Newbury’s Watermill & Little Voice at the Park Theatre.
Tom Latter’s production of The Rise & Fall Of Little Voice is, like the title, one of highs and lows. The only time the show delivers any energy is in the second act when LV is thrust onstage to do her turn.
In Tom Latter’s stolid revival of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Park Theatre, relocation to Hull does a lot for the pitiable poverty, nothing for the snappy Lancashire dialogue whose rhythms are displaced by a more randomly-accented cast. Jim Cartwright’s play about a domineering mother and reclusive daughter re-defined A Taste […]
Tom Latter’s production of Jim Cartwright’s tragic comedy The Rise & Fall of Little Voice captures the sense of isolation between mother and daughter well and is a perfect reminder that we should all use our voices more.
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After another round of strong reviews for the final offering in its inaugural season, the Barn Theatre has announced a one-week extension for its revival of Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Michael Strassen’s production will now continue until 11 August 2018. Check out the brand-new trailer before – and then get booking!
The strengths of The Rise & Fall of Little Voice will always flow from the young woman playing LV and in Sarah Louise Hughes, director Michael Strassen has unearthed a gem.
“Bloody hell!” said The Stage of newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes, who takes the title role in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, the final hit offering in the Barn Theatre, Cirencester’s inaugural season. Ahead of Mates co-founder Terri Paddock’s post-show Q&A with Hughes, director Michael Strassen and the cast this Friday night, we’ve rounded up other review highlights that show why Barn productions really are #theatreworthtravellingfor. Time to get booking!
Ahead of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’s opening tomorrow night (11 July 2018) at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester, you’ve got to check out our gallery of production photos of the cast in action. These clearly show why Barn Theatre productions really are #theatreworthtravellingfor. Time to get booking!
Preparations are well underway for Michael Strassen’s much-anticipated revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1992 modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. which concludes the acclaimed inaugural season at the new state-of-the-art Barn Theatre in Cirencester. Final casting and creative details have now been announced – and we’ve got a first-look peek into rehearsals with the company too…
Meet Sarah Louise Hughes, who, straight out of drama school, has been cast in the title role of Michael Strassen’s major new production of Jim Cartwright’s modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester. In the latest in our Featured Show series, watch as she starts her “new journey” via some extraordinary audition tapes of her singing Judy Garland and Cilla Black…
West Yorkshire Playhouse today announced it will change its name to Leeds Playhouse. The name change marks a new chapter in the theatre’s 50-year history.
Michael Strassen directs the new Barn Theatre, Cirencester production of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier Award-winning play with music, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. In the latest in our Feature Show series, Michael tells us more about the approach he’s taking and why London needs to sit up and take notice of what young artistic director Iwan Lewis is up to in the Cotswolds…
After the success of The Secret Garden and, currently, Simon Stephens’ One Minute, the new Barn Theatre in Cirencester concludes its inaugural season with a brand-new production of Jim Cartwright’s 1992 modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Initial casting has just been announced…
The recent production of Jim Cartwrwight’s Road at the Royal Court made for unmissible viewing – a blindingly relevant show that gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. After seeing John Tiffany’s production, I sat down with actors Mark Hadfield and Liz White to find out more about the process that went into creating the show.
Powerful revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1986 modern classic comes alive in all its noisy, vulgar and transcendent glory.
Under John Tiffany’s direction, Road feels terrifyingly present, and still as necessary after over thirty years since its debut.
As somebody who grew up on the outskirts of a depressed Lancashire town in the 1980s, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Royal Court’s revival of Jim Cartwright’s seminal debut play Road.
I started to wonder whether being cast with an all Indian company – to reflect the population of a typical Lancashire street of terraces nowadays – might better highlight the characters’ issues and dilemmas,
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