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Final show at the Union Theatre announced

”The Rise and Fall of Little Voice” will be the venue’s final production in their current building

A new production of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice will be the final production at the Union Theatre ahead of the venue's move into its new building.

Directed by Alastair Knights, the Olivier Award-winning comedy tells the story of LV, a painfully shy girl who spends her time locked in her bedroom listening to her late father's old record collection and perfecting impersonations of divas including Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.

On the momentous occasion, artistic director Sasha Regan said: "Twenty years ago when I opened the doors of the Union Theatre I never dreamed that this small arch under the railway in Southwark could achieve so much.

"I’m thrilled that our final show at the original Union is Jim Cartwright’s magnificent play The Rise and Fall Of Little Voice in a new production directed by Alastair Knights and produced in association with Aaron Rogers. I hope that friends of the Union old and new come back to celebrate and say a fond farewell to a little theatre that has truly found its own voice."

Casting is due to be announced exclusively on WhatsOnStage next week.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice runs at the Union Theatre from 1 – 26 June 2016.