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INTERVIEW: Katie Elin-Salt and Sally George on Bolton Octagon’s Little Voice

Whilst Bolton’s Octagon Theatre undergoes a multi-million-pound redevelopment it is continuing to provide first-class entertainment in a variety of Town Centre venues. The Octagon is currently enjoying a short run at the iconic Bolton Albert Halls with a revival of Jim Cartwright’s, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice; the original production at the National Theatre in 1992 making an ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Octagon Theatre at Albert Halls, Bolton

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Ben Occhipinti Reviewer: May Mellstrom During this period of redevelopment to the main Octagon Theatre building the shows must go on elsewhere; this time it is the turn of the beautiful Albert Halls to play host to a revival of Farnworth born playwright Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.  The popular play was ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Tom Latter Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The shadow of Jane Horrocks is cast long and deep across The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Jim Cartwright’s 1992 play that was written as a vehicle for the actor’s talent for vocal mimicry. As a result of her performance, the impressions of classic singers from Garland to Bassey and ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Cartwrights iconic, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy has brought its audience to a rousing standing ovation at Theatr Clwyd. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice premiered in 1992 and is nostalgic not only for its early 90s setting but for its principle characters fascination with the classic records of Hollywood and ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Musical Director &Composer: David Shrubsole Reviewer: Janet Jepson It has become something of a cliché to say that a production is a “gritty Northern story set in working-class Britain”, but there is no other way to give an overview of The rise and Fall of Little Voice currently playing at West Yorkshire Playhouse in ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Derby Theatre

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Sarah Brigham Reviewer: Phil Lowe The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is another stellar production from Derby Theatre, brilliantly directed by artistic director Sarah Brigham. This comic drama, from the pen of playwright Jim Cartwright, has energy in abundance on the Derby Theatre stage. Sparks literally fly. The voice may be little but the spontaneous ...

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The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Bob Carlton Musical Director: Steven Markwick Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:3.5]     There can't be many who have never encountered Jim Cartwright's fable of fame and misfortune, either in the National Theatre production, the countless revivals, or the Michael Caine movie. It's even on the school syllabus... Now Hornchurch stages the story of how opportunity knocks ...

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