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Wednesday, February 8

Ray Quinn in Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Ray Quinn is currently playing the part of Warner in the tour of Legally Blonde until 14th July.

He is then joining Beverley Callard (Coronation Street’s Liz McDonald) to play Billy in a three month tour of the Olivier Award Winning The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. This is the part which Ewan McGregor played in the film which also starred Michael Caine, Jane Horocks and Brenda Blethyn. The tour starts at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford on 3rd September and tours for 13 weeks until it ends at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield on 1st December.

Shy Little Voice (played by Jess Robinson) spends most of the time immersed in her late Father’s record collection and perfecting her astonishing impersonations, much to the dismay of her out of control mother Mari (played by Beverley Callard).

A hint that Little Voice might be able to have a social life beyond her mother occurs when the family telephone has to be repaired and meek assistant telephone installer Billy (Ray Quinn) shows interest in her and returns to the house to deliver information pamphlets.

Overheard singing by Ray Say (played by Joe McGann), a hapless talent scout and Mari’s man of the moment, Little Voice is propelled to stardom as Ray sets about creating the show of the century in the dingy local working men’s club. With an agent from London coming and everything gambled on this one performance, Mari and Ray’s ticket to the big time rests squarely on Little Voice’s shoulders. But has anyone asked Little Voice what she wants?

Little Voice features songs from the world’s most iconic divas including Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland and many more.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What great news! Great show. Have just seen Ray Quinn in Legally Blonde in Aylesbury and he was excellent as were all the strong cast, so looking forward to booking this to see him in another production.

Theatre Spy said...

The part Ray is playing is the one Ewan McGregor played in the film and is very different to what he usually portrays so will be interesting to see a different side to him.

Anonymous said...

Gareth Gates was originally due to play the part but had to pull out because it conflicted with other dates and was too close to his tour of Hair.

Anonymous said...

I saw Ray Quinn in Legally Blonde last night in Liverpool. and he is such a good actor. Look forward to seeing him in this

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to seeing Ray as Billy,just seen him on the Legally Blonde tour,he was fantastic,can't wait to see this :)

Anonymous said...

Ray Quinn is now being advertised as being in Little Voice in Inverness and Edinburgh too according to the theatre websites. So it seems he may be doing a three month run in the show.

Theatre Spy said...

Thanks for that. I couldn't find anything on the producers website earlier so I'll do some more checking round the provincial theatres and amend the post. If he is doing a three month tour I'll add to my touring musicals list on my website.

Anonymous said...

Ray Quinn is now confirmed for Nottingham for the tour of Little Voice from October 1st to 6th, so it appears he is doing a three month tour with the show.

Theatre Spy said...

Thanks for that. He's also doing Edinburgh so have built a webpage with full booking details so far. http://www.musicaltheatrenews.com/little-voice-tour.html

Anonymous said...

Ray Quinn is also performing in Little Voice in Scarborough at the Futurist Theatre from 10th to 15th September 2012

Theatre Spy said...

Many thanks for that. Have amended the blog and added new date to the web page.

Anonymous said...

Full casting and full tour list (13 venues and 13 weeks) on this link:

http://www.mcgannbrothers.org.uk/html/little_voice.html

Theatre Spy said...

You're a star! Will add the dates to my web page tonight. Many thanks.

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