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Octagon returns to Little Voice

Published: 2 December 2018
Reporter: David Upton

Octagon Theatre Bolton continue their season of offsite shows in 2019 with a new production of Jim Cartwright’s Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

Originally written for the National Theatre in 1992, associate director Ben Occhipinti will direct the production in Bolton’s Albert Halls.

Little Voice escapes her dreary life through singing stunning impersonations of her favourite hits. In fear that her mother might blow a fuse, LV escapes in her attic room through her father’s old vinyl collection.

Katie Elin-Salt, who performed as Little Voice in the Octagon 2012 production, returns to the role.

Mari, will be played by Sally George recently seen in the National Theatre’s People, Places & Things. Stage and screen actor Mark Moraghan (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) will play Mari’s opportunistic boyfriend, Ray.

Night club owner Mr Boo will be played by Ted Robbins and Sue Vincent will play Mari’s best friend Sadie. Akshay Gulati returns to the Octagon after East is East and The Family Way, in the role of kind hearted Billy.

The production will run from January 24 to February 2.