The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Aria Entertainment and Glass Half Full
Plays and Drama , Musical Theatre
Tuesday 3 May 2022 - Saturday 7 May 2022

One of Britain’s greatest modern plays, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, is embarking on a UK Tour next year. 

Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff. A mother and daughter central to the heart of this Northern fairy-tale, but as far apart in character as can be. Left to her own devices, Little Voice starts to embody the famous divas she plays on repeat, from Judy Garland to Shirley Bassey, and becomes an overnight sensation.

Starring TV favourite Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Loose Women), British soap royalty Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Casualty) and ‘The Girl Of a Thousand Voices’ and two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee Christina Bianco, as Little Voice.

The Olivier Award-Winning comedy-drama from Jim Cartwright has earned international acclaim across the globe, including a Golden Globe winning smash-hit film starring Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine.

Cartwright’s timeless and iconic tale explores the highs and the lows of small-town dreams, family rivalry and finding your voice in a noisy world.

With humour, heart and countless powerhouse ballads all performed live on stage, featuring music from Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Billie Holliday and many more, this life-affirming production will rouse even the weariest of souls.

Hello from Christina Bianco


In Rehearsal Trailer

Christina Bianco's Ballads

Production Images

Photography by Pamela Raith.

Collection of production images from The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Schools Offer 

Only £10 per ticket, plus one free teacher ticket with every 10 purchased. Schools can reserve now and pay later.

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Written by Jim Cartwright

Running Time: 130 minutes (not including interval)