Audition Notice - The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Performance Dates:  Sunday 28th September – Saturday 4th October 2014

Reading:   Sunday 22nd June, 6.00 p.m., Foyer, Hampton Hill Playhouse

Audition:  Sunday 29th June, 6.00 p.m., Coward Room, Hampton Hill Playhouse


The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is TTC’s Autumn production in the main house.  It’s the story of the desperately shy Little Voice (LV) who hides away in her room perfecting impressions of her late father’s favourite singers. When her mother’s latest sleazy flame, a local talent scout, discovers LV’s amazing ability, he sees a quick path to fame and fortune.

Following workshops and auditions at the end of May, we have already cast the part of Little Voice herself, but we’d love to see as many people as possible compete for all the other roles.


Mari:  LV’s mother.  Brassy, boozy, northern good-time girl, tottering past her sell-by date. Insensitive and crass, her savage wit masks her desperation to find a man and a better life. This is one of the great female roles in modern British theatre.  Playing age 40-55. 

Ray-Say: Aging lothario and talent scout who, in LV, sees a last shot at the big time.  As with Mari, his bravado conceals despair at the cards life’s dealt him.  A fabulous role for an actor of presence and depth.  Playing age 40-55.

Sadie:  Mari’s dowdy, dysfunctional neighbour.  Lives vicariously through Mari, relishing all the excitement and gossip she causes, yet at times shows greater maternal instincts for LV.  A gem of a part for a plus size actress with great comic timing.  Playing age 35-50. 

Billy:  Awkward and shy, Billy takes a shine to LV on first meeting.  Like LV, he lives at odds with the world and nurtures his own particular dreams and passions.  Encourages LV to stand up for herself and find her own voice.  Playing age 20-30.

Mr Boo:  Old style northern club MC who introduces LV’s cabaret nights.  Full of world-weary humour yet slightly seedy, he’s another character who sees LV as a ticket to success.  Playing age 45-70. Actor will double as Telephone Man (two-page role in Act 1). 


I hope to see a cracking turn out for auditions but in the meantime if you’d like to learn more about the show or any of the roles please give me a shout.

Nigel Cole, Director


Contact Details:  To get in touch with the director before the Reading/Audition, please use the Contact page of this website and your message will be forwarded.

NOTE:   We have an open casting policy:  anyone can audition for our productions and, if cast, will then be required to join as a Full Member. 

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