The final show at the Union Theatre before it ventures to its new home will be The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, the last production in its 20-year rich history of plays, operas and musicals.
The Olivier Award-winning comedy tells the story of LV, a painfully shy girl who spends most of her time listening to her late father’s collection of old records and perfecting her astonishing impersonations of classic divas. But when her mother’s scheming boyfriend attempts to create the show of the century with Little Voice as its star – will all go according to plan? Or will LV find her voice in another way?!
Artistic director Sasha Regan says: “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.”
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice runs from 1 June to 26 June (press night is 4 June).
Casting yet to be announced.