19:45, Tue 28th January – Sat 1st February 2020 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 2
"In fact, this is my soul leaking over the floor here, soot itself. I'm going to scoop handfuls up and spread it over you. Your head, you see, was the match head to this."
In a neglected Northern town, desperately missing her dead father, Little Voice spends her time locked in her bedroom, listening to his old record collection.
Meanwhile, downstairs, her mother Mari is on the rampage-she’s after booze, a man, a greasy breakfast, and a working phoneline.
Away from the chaos, Little Voice learns to perfect astonishing impersonations of famous divas including Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.
When Mari starts dating small-time club agent Ray Say, she thinks he's her last chance for a better life. When Ray Say hears Little Voice sing, he thinks she's his ticket to the big time.
Little Voice just wants a normal life and to be loved.
Not everyone is going to get what they want.
Funny, brutal, beautiful and sad, Jim Cartwright’s timeless and ultimately uplifting tale is a comic tragedy about finding your voice in a noisy world.