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Jess Robinson as Little Voice and Beverley Callard as Mari Hoff
Jess Robinson as Little Voice and Beverley Callard as Mari Hoff

The Olivier Award-winning The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, written and directed by Jim Cartwright, runs at Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday, March 4 to Saturday, March 9.

The production stars Beverley Callard as Mari Hoff, Ray Quinn as Billy, Duggie Brown as Mr Boo and introduces Jess Robinson as Little Voice

The cast also features Philip Andrews as Ray Say and Sally Plumb as Sadie.

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.

Beverley Callard is best known as Coronation Street’s Liz McDonald, a role she played for over 21 years.

Ray Quinn began his career in Channel 4’s Brookside playing Anthony Murray, for which he won numerous awards including Best Dramatic Performance at the Soap Awards 2002. Ray is also 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.

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

On film Duggie has appeared in the iconic Ken Loach film Kes.

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.

Jess has also appeared as an accent expert on the BBC’s flagship children’s show Blue Peter.

Theatre credits include Martine in Full Circle, in which she starred opposite Joan Collins, and Ophelia in Hamlet – The Musical! at Richmond Theatre.

Jess is also no stranger to the role of Little Voice having previously played the role at London’s Courtyard Theatre. Radio credits include The Now Show, 15 Minute Musical and The Secret World, all for Radio 4.

Call 0844 871 7650 for tickets or visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton.

Ticket prices: £10- £28.

Evening performances start at 7.45pm while Thursday and Saturday matinees start at 2.30pm.