The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (2014)
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice By Jim Cartwright
Directed by Christine Firkin
I shall be playing the Michael Caine role ‘Ray Say’.
Winner! Evening Standard Award and Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes of pent up energy in this acclaimed play. The diminutive heroine frequently plunges the dilapidated house she shares with her alcoholic mother into darkness by playing her dead father’s records at a volume matched only by the soulful power of her vocal impressions. Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland to Edith Piaf. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her dishevelled mother mistakes a seedy agent’s interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter’s throat. This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as LV finds a voice of her own.
A strictly limited season. Five performances only!
Thursday 10th April 7.30pm
Friday 11th April 7.30pm
Saturday 12th April 2.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 13th April at 2.00pm
O’Kelley Drama Theatre – St Ignatius College, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview
Book tickets here – search Little Voice http://boxoffice.mca-tix.com.au/ticketing/search.aspx