Catrin Aaron to Lead Major Revival of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Theatr Clwyd; Full Cast Announced!
Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announced the full cast for a major revival of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Opening in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre on Tuesday 10 October, with previews from Thursday 5 October, the company will be led by Theatr Clwyd Associate, Catrin Aaron, in the lead role of Little Voice. She will be joined by Victoria John (Sadie), ChristIan Patterson (Mr Boo/Phone Man), Nicola Reynolds (Mari Hoff), Simon Holland Roberts (Ray Say) and Joseph Tweedale (Billy). The production sees Co-Artistic Director of Out Of Joint Theatre, Kate Wasserberg, return to Theatr Clwyd to direct.
In a northern town in the 1980s Little Voice hides in her room with her favourite records, away from the chaos of the world outside, with a secret that could change her life - a voice that could make millions. But will she sing? Little Voice is an award-winning comedy about mothers, daughters and finding a voice of your own.
Jim Cartwright is an award-winning writer and his work has been translated into over 35 languages. His plays include Bed (National Theatre), Two (Octagon Theatre/The Young Vic), Eight Miles High (Octagon Theatre) and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (National Theatre/The Aldwych Theatre). He made his directorial debut with Road at The Royal Exchange Theatre and as a director his credits include I Licked a Slag's Deodorant, Hard Fruit (Royal Court Theatre), Prize Night (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Christmas Fair (Milton Rooms), Mobile Phone Show (National Theatre), The Ancient Secret of Youth and The Five Tibetans, Two2 (The Octagon). His television work includes Road, Vroom, Wedded and June.
Catrin Aaron returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Little Voice. Credits for the company includes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, All My Sons, Macbeth, Of Mice and Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Silas Marner. Other theatre credits include Henry V (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), The Forsythe Sisters (Gaggle Babble), What People Do and London: Let's Get Visceral (Old Vic Tunnels) and Tartuffe, The Three Musketeers (Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke). For television, her credits include The Indian Doctor and The Bastard Executioner. For film, her credits include the forthcoming Apostle.
Victoria John returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Sadie. Credits for the company include Cyrano de Bergerac, All My Sons, The Light of Heart, and A Chorus of Disapproval. Other theatre credits include HIR (Bush Theatre), The Frozen Scream (Birmingham Hippodrome), Treasure (King's Head Theatre), Reasons for Feeling (Tristan Bates Theatre), and The Real Story of Puss in Boots (Streetwise Fringe, Dubai). Television credits include Miranda, Cast Offs and Little Britain.
ChristIan Patterson returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Mr Boo/Phone Man where his credits include Insignificance, All My Sons, Under Milk Wood, Aristocrats, Equus, and A Christmas Carol. Other theatre credits include My Country (National Theatre), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Merchant of Venice and The Water Babies (Chichester Festival Theatre), Matilda and The Secret Garden (RSC/Aldwych Theatre) and Macbeth (Albery Theatre). For television his credits include Pride, Mr Selfridge, Outside the Rules, Score, Grafters, Malice in Wonderland and I Know You Know.
Nicola Reynolds returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Mari Hoff. Credits for the company include Silas Marner. Other theatre credits include Mother Courage and Her Children (National Theatre Wales), To Sir With Love (Northampton Royal & Derngate and The Touring Consortium), Maid Marion & Her Merry Men (Bristol Old Vic), Under Milk Wood and Tales From The Magic Story Bowl (Bolton Octagon). Television credits include Requiem, Stella, Ideal, Lucky Bag, Murder and Ready When You Are Mr McGill. For film her credits include Human Traffic, Sex Lives of The Potato Men, Blue Monday.
Simon Holland Roberts returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Ray Say. Credits for the company include Arden of Faversham, The Taming of the Shrew, and Cyrano De Bergerac. Other theatre credits include The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Saint Joan (Donmar Warehouse), Strife (Chichester Festival Theatre), Of Mice and Men (West Yorkshire Playhouse), and Man is Man (The Steam Industry). For television his credits include Accused, The Street, Shameless, Stepping Up and DaVinci's Demons and for film The Borrowers and Strictly Ghetto.
Joseph Tweedale plays Billy. Recent theatre credits include Northanger Abbey (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), The Borrowers and Taith (Sherman Theatre), Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse), UKIP! The Musical (Hell Bent Theatre), Either/Or (Theatre 503), The Tempest and Alice Through the Looking Glass (Quantum Theatre), Dido, Queen of Carthage/King Lear, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lazarus Theatre Company). Film credits include Outdoors is Safer, Deadly Dinner Date and Exit.
Kate Wasserberg is the Co-Artistic Director of Out Of Joint Theatre Company. She was the founding Artistic Director of The Other Room in Cardiff, where her directing credits included The Dying of Today, Play/Silence, Sand and Seanmhair. She returns to Theatr Clwyd where as an Associate Director her credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Roots, Gaslight, The Glass Menagerie and A History of Falling Things and other credits for the company include All My Sons and Insignificance. Further credits include The Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Ten Weeks (Paines Plough), The Knowledge (Dirty Protest at the Royal Court) and Last Christmas (Edinburgh Festival). As Associate Director of the Finborough Theatre, her credits include Mirror Teeth, The Man, Sons of York, Little Madam, The Representative, and The New Morality.