A brand new production of Jim Cartwright’s The Rise And Fall of Little Voice will embark on a UK tour next year.

It has been announced that a new production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice will embark on a UK tour next year, opening at the Southampton Mayflower Studios on the 23rd March 2022.

Producers Katy Lipson and Glass Half Full Productions have also confirmed that two-time Drama Desk nominee Christina Bianco will star in the production as LV. She will be joined in the production by Shobna Gulati, whose work includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End/film will play Mari Hoff. Ian Kelsey, much loved for his many will play Ray Say. Further casting will be announced in due course.

After its run in Southampton, the production will then travel to The Capitol Horsham, Exeter Northcott, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Brighton, Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Crewe Lyceum Theatre, The Lowry Salford, Blackpool Grand, Mercury Theatre Colchester, Richmond Theatre and York Theatre Royal.

Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff. A mother and daughter central to the heart of this Northern fairy-tale, but as far apart in character as can be. Little Voice leads a quiet and unassuming life, seeking companionship and joy from music’s most iconic singers, whilst Mari prefers the sound of her own voice, indulging in a life of booze, cheap thrills and seedy men. Left to her own devices, LV starts to embody the famous divas she plays on repeat, swapping the grey backstreets of Northern England for the bright lights of Hollywood and Broadway, all from the safety of her own bedroom. When Mari starts dating small-time club owner Ray Say, LV’s astonishing impersonations of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland to name a few, are thrust into the spotlight. Transformed and sensational, LV might just be Ray’s one and only chance to hit the big time, but what will the consequences be for mother and daughter?

Jim Cartwright’s play won both the Oliver award and Evening Standard award for Best Comedy when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1992 in a production directed by Sam Mendes which transferred to the Aldwych, starring Jane Horrocks and Alison Steadman. Horrocks later reprised the role of LV in a film adaptation also starring Brenda Blethyn, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor and Jim Broadbent.

The full creative team and further tour dates will be announced soon.

To keep up with all the latest information about the production visit: https://littlevoiceuk.com/