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.
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 […]
Arion Productions has announced actor Annette Badland as a new patron. She joins composer Howard Goodall CBE and playwright Martin Sherman as champions of the London-based theatre company, under the artistic direction of MyTheatreMates contributor Andrew Keates.
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.