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 […]
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.
Though at the moment it looks quiet, I have finally got a draft schedule together for my time in Edinburgh, and it seems as if my plan to ease myself in has just gone out of the window… It’s going to be a hectic week for me up there, but it has to be done!
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows to look out for during August… if you aren’t heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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!
“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…
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…
I’ve personally seen 74 productions this year including some repeat visits, so how do I then pick just ten shows for a top 10?
2016 has been the year that Break A Leg has been out and about seeing what London’s Off-West End productions and theatres have to offer. I have adored going to see new spaces, places and faces – it’s been aces! So, without further ado… here are my top five choices from among the many I have had the pleasure of reviewing.
I’m very new to the musical theatre world, I cut my teeth within classical theatre, I trained at the Drama Centre in London where musical theatre is mostly frowned upon. For years I secretly harboured a desire to sing and entertain, so to get this opportunity is a blessing.
Carly Thoms is a dream of a performer. She recently breathed life into the role of Little Voice at The Union Theatre and previously took on the 48-Hour Challenge where she played Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. I caught up with Carly, post LV, to ask all manner of nosey questions!
Glenn Adamson has just completed a run in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at London’s Union Theatre. He’s also been asked back to appear in pantomime at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre, but what have his career highlights been to date and how did he come to be an performer?
Charlotte Gorton has been working in the West End in a wide range of roles, but her recent casting as leopard print clad Mari Hoff in The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice at The Union Theatre in London may just be one of the most pivotal moments for her career.
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.
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