Review: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Beverley Callard as 'Mari Hoff', Jess Robinson as 'Little Voice' and Ray Quinn as 'Billy' - Photo Credit Paul Coltas
Beverley Callard as 'Mari Hoff', Jess Robinson as 'Little Voice' and Ray Quinn as 'Billy' - Photo Credit Paul Coltas

EVER since her dad passed away, Little Voice has locked herself away in her bedroom with his old records.

By listening to them over and over again, LV (Jess Robinson) has perfected her impersonations of the famous singers, much to the dismay of her mother, Mari (Beverley Callard).

When her latest squeeze Ray (Simon Thorp) overhears LV, she’s thrust onto the stage.

Robinson’s impressions of the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Judy Garland and Julie Andrews were nothing short of amazing and left the audience with their jaws dropped to the floor.

The play was charming, funny, moving and witty.

Callard was fantastically funny as live-wire Mari and had some hilarious scenes alongside friend Sadie (Sally Plumb).

Ray Quinn was equally charming as shy Billy. A fantastic show you just have to see.

It runs until Saturday.

VICKI NEWMAN