The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is Jim Cartwright’s original stage play, upon which the successful and highly acclaimed British film Little Voice, starring Jane Horrocks and
Michael Caine, is based.
OUTRAGEOUS COMEDY, WONDERFUL SONGS
AND MAYBE A TEAR OR TWO
ALONG THE WAY!
The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl known as “Little Voice” (or “LV”) and her larger-than-life, out-of-control mother, Mari.
Desperately missing her dead father, Little Voice spends her time hiding away in her bedroom listening to her dad’s old album collection and perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas of a bygone era.
When Mari starts dating small-time club agent Ray Say, she thinks he’s her last chance for a better life. When Ray Say hears Little Voice sing, he thinks she’s his ticket to the big time. Little Voice just wants a normal life and to be loved. Not everyone is going to get what they want!
You don’t become one of New Zealand’s most beloved community theatre companies without a little help from some friends. Everybody can get involved in the production of our stage shows in their own unique way!
We are constantly on the lookout for people to assist the running of the Canterbury Repertory Theatre. You can help in a number of ways – be that financially, practically, or in an acting or audience capacity.
Here are just some of the things that you can do to help us out. Thanks in advance!