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Land of Green Ginger and Ann Pinnington Productions in association with Park Theatre present

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

By Jim Cartwright

Directed by Tom Latter

Cast: Sally George, Rafaella Hutchinson, Linford Johnson, Kevin McMonagle, Jamie Rose Monk and Shaun Prendergast

★★★★ Daily Mail

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

★★★★ Love London Love Culture

★★★★ LondonTheatre1

★★★★ The Upcoming


OFFIE Award nominated: Sound Design - Max Perryment, Lighting Design - Matthew Cater

A timid and brilliant young woman, Little Voice has a hidden talent - she can sing like the greatest divas of the 20th Century.

Living a lonely life in a northern town, all she wants is to be safe in her room with her records. No chance with mother Mari on the rampage – she’s after booze, a man, a greasy breakfast, and a working phoneline. 

When local impresario Ray forces Little Voice into the spotlight, her transformation astounds everyone. Then the battle between mother and daughter truly erupts. 

Funny, brutal, beautiful and sad, Jim Cartwright’s timeless and ultimately uplifting tale is a comic tragedy about finding your voice in a noisy world.


'When she sings The Man That Got Away, hairs rise on your neck' ★★★★ Daily Mail

'George is terrific as Mari... a production that grabs you from the start' ★★★★ The Times

A ‘commendable revival’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘A remarkably persuasive singing voice… stunning’ Time Out

‘This bracing reenactment of Jim Cartwright’s 1992 play brilliantly embodies the harsh and moving realities of the miserable and misunderstood lives of its protagonists, artfully amalgamated with uplifting music and comedy.’ ★★★★ The Upcoming

‘Makes you want to laugh and cry in equal measures’ ★★★★ Love London Love Culture

‘Jamie-Rose Monk goes some way towards stealing the show with a brilliant dance routine to "I Want You Back”’ WhatsOnStage

‘Sharp, witty and angry script’ Evening Standard

‘Tom Latter’s capable production reminds us why Cartwright’s work is now a staple part of the repertory.’ The Guardian

'Sally George ... captures the pathos of a woman who makes the transition from blowsy boozer ... to bilious wreck' The Guardian

'Rafaella Hutchinson ... gives us bravura ... imitations of Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee' The Guardian

‘Can she sing? Yes, she can’ ★★★★ London Theatre1

'A well-honed intelligent show with some absolutely first-rate music’ ★★★★ London Theatre1

'It needs an outstanding singer to bring this off and Hutchinson is perfectly cast’ ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

‘The star of the show is undoubtedly Sally George as the relentlessly chattering Mari’ ★★★★ The Spy in The Stalls