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Devaney Leads Octagon's Little Voice

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Jim Cartwright’s classic The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes to the Octagon Theatre Bolton later this month. This tender, funny and inspiring musical drama containing a stunning collection of hits including "Big Spender", "Over the Rainbow" and "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien."

Taking on the role of Little Voice will be Katie Elin-Salt, a Welsh actress who trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A talented singer, Katie has appeared in numerous theatre productions, most recently Holly and Ivan's Christmas Adventure for the Hammersmith Lyric. Katie recently played Amy Edwards in the new Sky 1 series Stella that was broadcast earlier this year.

Playing the role of Mari, LV’s loud-mouthed mother, will be Sue Devaney. She has played various roles on British television including; Debbie Webster in Coronation Street, Rita Briggs in Jonny Briggs, Liz Harker in Casualty and Jane in Dinnerladies. In 2009 she played the role of Peggy in hit Channel 4 drama Shameless.

Joining Katie and Sue in the iconic role of Ray Say will be Matt Healy, best known for his role as Matthew King in the television soap Emmerdale. A local actor who grew up in Oldham, Matt attended Oldham College and the University of Salford before pursuing his career as an actor.

Taking on the role of nightclub owner Mr Boo will be Max Beesley Snr, a familiar face from both TV and film, including Channel 4’s Shameless and BBC’s Outlaws and All the Small Things. His film work includes Desperate Measures, The Sleeper Effect and the Ken Loach film Looking for Eric.   

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is at the Octagon from 31 May – 23 June 2012.


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