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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Plays Rose Theatre Kingston, Begins Sept 13


Hull Truck's production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice will feature the up and coming actress, Lauren Hood from Malton, in the starring role as Little Voice at Rose Theatre Kingston from Tuesday 13 Sept. Lauren made her professional debut playing the role of Carrie Pipperidge in the West End Production of Carousel, for which she was nominated for a TMA award.

LV's mum (Mari Hoff) will be played by Helen Sheals who previously played the title role in the regional premiere and first national tour of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Bristol Old Vic in 1993, shortly after Jane Horrocks had originated it.

Mari's love interest, Ray Say, will be played by Neil McCaul and the plum role of Mari's best friend, Sadie, will be played by Lisa Riley - best known for Emmerdale, Fat Friends and Waterloo Road and on stage in the best-selling tour of Calendar Girls.

Philip Hill-Pearson, known for his role as Bruce in Shameless and the upcoming film of The National Theatre hit War Horse will play the sweet and dependable Billy.

Hannah Chissick (director of the acclaimed Kiss of the Spider Woman) returns to Hull Truck to direct The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Hannah, a graduate of the University of Hull, is delighted to return to the city and thrilled to be working with such an exciting cast - including working with her dad, Jack Chissick who plays the dual roles of Mr Boo / Phone Man.

Hannah said: "I am really looking forward to working with such a brilliant cast and creative team for The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Hull Truck. It's so rewarding to work with Lauren and Musical Director, Mark Aspinall, to shape a unique portrayal of Little Voice, and to have the benefit of working with such an experienced and talented cast. I also get the chance to work alongside my dad, knowing that The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a firm family favourite."

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice follows the story of Mari Hoff's daughter, Little Voice. She never leaves the house and she doesn't like the men her mother brings home. She would rather stay in her room with only her record collection for comfort.

But she can sing! It's the kind of voIce That gives you goosebumps. And when you can sing, you can do anything...

This brand new Hull Truck production of the Olivier award-winning play (Best New Comedy 1993) by the brilliant Jim Cartwright is as hilarious, touching and electrifying as when it was first written.

To book tickets, call the box office on 08444 821 556 (bkg fee) or visit
Tickets from: £8 - £25

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