Friday night’s guest evening at Lancaster Duke’s Theatre saw Rebecca Hutchinson as LV in the Rise and Fall of Little Voice steal the show, ably supported by Eithne Browne as Mari Hoff and Keiran Flynn as Ray Say.
As a resident Scarborian I was eager to see how the on stage drama compared with the original Sam Mendes film shot in Yorkshire’s premier seaside resort in 1992. With Jane Horrocks playing the lead, Michael Caine as Ray Say; Brenda Blethyn as Mari Hoff and Ewan McGregor as Billy, the film had left some lasting memories with me.
Songs from legendary divas, such as Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe blend seamlessly with the script fantastically performed by all the cast in what is a heart-warming, moving and hilarious play.
I can certainly recommend ‘Little Voice’ performed in an atmospheric theatre with a superbly committed and professional cast.
Afterwards you also have the opportunity to explore one of Lancashire’s hidden gems – the historic City of Lancaster, which offers visitors a wonderful blend of arts, culture, and heritage experience.
Mike Wilkinson Chief Executive