The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Date 16th July 2014
Society Horncastle Theatre Company
Venue Lion Theatre, Horncastle
Type of Production play with music
Director Jonathan Cooke


Author: Anne Key-Huckerby

Congratulations to all concerned with this production. Quite frankly, there was virtually nothing with which I coud find fault. The set was extremely well-designed for the small stage. the props were well chosen, there was a good lighting plot and realistic sound effects. Sian McDonald was excellent as L.V. Her singing was so right for the part. Sheena Liversidge played Mari Hoff, L.V's sluttish mother wonderfully well, while Yvonne Bates' portrayal of their neightbour, Sadie, was most amusing at times. Darren Yates who played Ray Say, [the man who discovered L.V's talent for singing] was very impressive. Andy Bye was a very likeable, quietly spoken Billy, Tommy Peckham was fine as the phone man while Shaun Bates  both looked and soundedd right as Mr Boo. All these characters maintained their individual personae throughout this bitter-sweet drama. It was a lovely touch to have musical entertainment throughout the interval from Chris Hinkins and Tommy Peckham on keyboard and drums respectively. They played toe-tapping tunes from the 1990s. An excellent evening's thought-provoking  entertainment.