Preview: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice @ New Wimbledon Theatre



Little Voice is on from Monday 12 November – Saturday 17 November.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is hitting the New Wimbledon Theatre next week.

Written and directed by Jim Cartwright, the Olivier Award-winning show stars Beverley Callard as Mari Hoff, Ray Quinn as Billy, Duggie Brown as Mr Boo and Jess Robinson as Little Voice.

In this heart-warming northern fairytale, shy Little Voice spends most of her time immersed in her late Father’s record collection and perfecting her astonishing impersonations, much to the dismay of her fun loving, out of control mother Mari.

Overheard singing by Ray Say, a hapless talent scout and Mari’s man of the moment, Little Voice is propelled to stardom as Ray sets about creating the show of the century in a dingy local working man’s club.

With an agent from London coming and everything counting on this one performance, Mari and Ray’s ticket to the big time rests squarely on Little Voice’s shoulders. But has anyone asked Little Voice what she wants?

Featuring songs from some of the world’s most iconic divas including Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Bassey and Judy Garland, this is a night of star-filled magic to remember.

Little Voice star Beverley Callard is best-known for playing Liz McDonald in Coronation Street, a role she took on for over 21 years. In 2001 Beverley was cast as Flo Henshaw in the popular BBC Three sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, a role she went on to play for four years.

Ray Quinn is well known as a finalist on ITV’s award-winning reality programme The X Factor in 2006, in which he came second to Leona Lewis. He has since had a No.1 platinum selling album Doing It My Way and his own sell-out tour as well as appearing on the X-Factor tour in 32 arena shows all over the UK. In 2009 Ray took part in and won ITV’s Dancing On Ice, and in 2011 he also competed in the winning team on ITV’s primetime show Sing If You Can

Duggie Brown is an actor and comedian whose career spans five decades and is best known for starring in the Granada Television series The Comedians.

Jess Robinson is an actress, singer and impressionist. As an impressionist Jess has appeared in BBC2’s Dead Ringers, ITV1’s It’s Paul Burling, is a series regular on BBC1’s The Impressions Show, and provides many of the female impressions for ITV’s Headcases.

Little Voice is on from Monday 12 November – Saturday 17 November. For information and tickets please visit

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