The Rise and Fall of Little Voice cast Update!

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice cast Update!

Cast update for The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright, which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre 20 Oct 2009, following previews from 8 Oct 2009 - booking to 30 Jan 2010.

Joining previously mentioned X Factor's Diana Vickers as 'Little Voice' (LV), are Lesley Sharp (Mari), Marc Warren (Ray Say), Rachel Lumbert (Sadie), James Cartwright (Billy).

It is directed by Terry Johnson, designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Ian Dickinson. Produced by Nica Burns, Max Weitzenhoffer, TFP, Josephine Genetay

A black comedy-drama about painfully shy, diminutive Little Voice (LV), who lives alone in the north of England with her mother, Mari. Mari’s drunken, overbearing personality has driven LV into seclusion in her bedroom, where she listens to her late father’s records and has perfected faultless impersonations of the greatest divas, including Judy Garland and Dame Shirley Bassey. When Mari’s latest boyfriend, small-time working men’s club impresario Ray Say, overhears LV singing, he puts in place a tragic sequence of events as he pushes her towards stardom she doesn’t want and is literally terrified of.

Lesley Sharp is one of Britain's best loved and respected actresses with an extensive career in theatre, television and film. She has won numerous best actress awards as well as being nominated for two Baftas, two Oliviers and the Evening Standard Best Actress Award. Her starring television roles include 'Cranford', 'After Life', Rose in 'Bob and Rose', Trudy in 'Clocking Off' and three series of 'Playing the Field'. Onstage, she has had a number of leading roles at the National Theatre and Royal Court, most recently at the National Theatre in 'Harper Regan'

Marc Warren, has enjoyed a distinguished 20-year career in television, best known as Danny Blue in four series of the BBC1 drama, 'Hustle', starring in the comedy series 'Mutual Friends' and as DCI Walker in 'Messiah'.

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