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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:3]   The entertainment starts even before the audience enter the auditorium. They are greeted by club owner Mr Boo, played by Duggie Brown. Brown does a sterling job of staying in character during these interactions. However he is forced to come out of character when asked by rather bemused theatre ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] Following the death of her father, the painfully shy Little Voice (so shy, we never even hear her utter any other name for herself) withdraws into the world she shared with him, a world in which the great divas wear their hearts on their sleeves, singing out their emotions. She ...

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The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Writer and Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:3.5]   In an age when programmes such as X Factor give everyone a chance of instant fame, the route to musical stardom now seems in any dreamer’s wish. Judging by thenever-endingqueues of wannabees, it seems that most of the population wants their five minutes of fame. Jim Cartwright’s The Rise and ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer/Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [rating: 4]   As the audience settles in to the auditorium, Mr Boo the night club owner is engaging in a bit of stand up, you’re handed a raffle ticket and encouraged to get involved. Mr Boo and his entourage take you into a world of northern humour in a working man’s club type ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The Lantern Theatre, LIverpool

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Karl Falconer Reviewer: Tim Stone [Rating:3.5] Although originally a play by Jim Cartwright, when watched by a live audience comparisons are undoubtedly made with the hugely successful film starring Horrocks, Blethyn and Caine. LV or Little Voice (Jessica Olwyn) so nicknamed by her hedonistic, overloud, coarse mother, Mari Hoff (Lisa Symonds) is almost obsessively shy, spending ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer and Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:3.5] Set in a working class town in the North, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a heart-warming fairytale about an anxious, reclusive girl, Little Voice (Jess Robinson). She rarely leaves her room, but instead listens to her dead father’s record collection at high volume, miming along to the words. ...

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The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Writer and Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Jessica Jane [rating: 4] The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is the heart -warming story of the painfully shy LV (Little Voice), who’s only escape from the reality of losing her Father and living at home with her stifling Mother, Mari, is locking herself away and listening to her record collection. She finds ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Jim Cartwright Reviewer: Jane Pink [rating: 3.5]   Living upstairs in her bedroom with a shrieking, drunken mother downstairs Little Voice loses herself in the world created for her by her father before his death. A world populated by divas; women with soaring voices, themselves tormented by tragedy and unhappiness. It is her refuge, a retreat ...

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