Owen, who co-wrote a new closing number for the show, "Sunlight" (See News, 16 Oct 2009), told journalists afterwards: ''I'm loving the show, it's really good ... she sounds fantastic.''
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice concerns a painfully shy,
diminutive Little Voice (LV - the role created by Jane Horrocks), who lives alone in the north of England
with her mother, Mari. Mari’s drunken, overbearing personality has
driven LV into seclusion in her bedroom, where she listens to her late
father’s records and has perfected faultless impersonations of the
greatest divas, including Judy Garland and Dame Shirley Bassey.
When Mari’s latest boyfriend, small-time working men’s club impresario Ray Say, overhears LV singing, he puts in place a tragic sequence of events as he pushes her towards stardom she doesn’t want and is literally terrified of.
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PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.