THE award-winning Dundee Rep Ensemble presents The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, a gripping story of love, greed and the power of music, from Monday, February 28 to Saturday, March 19.
Originally produced for The National Theatre in 1992, Jim Cartwright weaves poverty with poetry in his best known and most popular play.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice reminds us that no matter how hard poverty hits or recession strikes, the power of music and the legacy of love transform lives and triumph over all.
Little Voice (played by Ensemble graduate Helen Darbyshire) obsessively listens to her late father’s extensive record collection. When the music stops her voice continues impersonating each star to perfection. But when her brazen mother, Mari, and her latest conquest Ray Say, (Ensemble members Irene MacDougall and Robert Paterson) try to cash in on her talent and turn her into a star, they turn Little Voice’s life of quiet solitude upside down. In 1998 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was adapted for the critically acclaimed film staring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn and Michael Caine. Tickets available from Dundee Rep box office on 01382 223530 or online www.dundeerep.co.uk