Falling Stars, a loving musical tribute to the great songwriters of the first three decades of the 20th century, is now streaming for a second time on stream.theatre.
Directed by Michael Strassen and produced by Ginger Quiff Media and Guy Chapman, We Need a Little Christmas from St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden is a hearty bowl of punch you will not want to miss.
Raising money for three charities: Hope Mill Theatre (A Factory of Creativity CIO), Acting For Others and National AIDS Trust, Godspell looks towards a brighter future post-lockdown.
The marvellous Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester has co-produced Godspell The Concert with Ginger Quiff Media.
Are women punished in drama for liking sex and drink? What has modern classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice got in common with Greek drama? What’s the secret to vocal impressions?
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…
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…
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 20 July 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Cirencester’s Barn Theatre to quiz the team behind a major new revival of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier Award-winning 1992 play with music The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Got any questions?
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…
From Chichester to Charing Cross, the Globe, Southampton, Menier Chocolate Factory, the Union and the RSC – for those of you who’ve already read our roundup of our favourite performances from 2016, some of our picks will come as no surprise, but here are the shows we’re still talking about.
The Union Theatre’s founder Sasha Regan, who is a wonderful facilitator and supporter of young talent and vital to a growing industry, doesn’t have to play by the normal rules
July was a big month for Q&As for me so I’ve been a little pre-occupied by follow-up blogs on those. But in addition to musicals I’ve hosted events at – I’m Getting My Act Together and Through the Mill, both of which have now completed their strictly limited runs at, respectively, Jermyn Street Theatre and Southwark Playhouse – here are three more musicals I’ve seen recently and can recommend.
Taking on the role of Violet Chandler in The Fix has been a challenge for her, but it’s one she’s embraced and it’s led her to a nomination for an Offie award. I caught up with Lucy while she was metamorphosing into the musical’s determined widow!
In a plot which is The West Wing: The Musical before the interval, and The Sopranos after, his Jackie Kennedy-esque widow (scenery chewing fun and tiptop vocals from Lucy Williamson) shifts her manipulative sights to her son, Fra Fee.
The show, however, is driven by the astonishing performances of Lucy Williamson as Violet and Ken Christiansen’s Grahame. Williamson’s performance is a powerhouse.
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