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LITTLE VOICE (15) Sunday 31 March 2:45PM
- Country: UK, USA 1998
- Director: Mark Herman
- Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50 incl. 50p cmsn.
- Venue: THEATRE
- With: Michael Caine, Jane Horrocks, Ewan McGregor, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Annette Badland, Philip Jackson, Adam Fogerty
The shy LV lives the life of a recluse listening to her late father’s old records in her room, driving her abusive mother, Mari Hoff, to distraction. At night, however, when her father’s ghost visits, LV sings the songs of the great divas such as Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Bassey. One evening LV is overheard by one of her mother’s boyfriends, the dead-end talent scout Ray Say, who recognises her innate talent and realises this is his last big chance. Gambling everything, Ray forces LV to appear at a run-down, seedy night club run by Mr. Boo. As preparations for the big event proceed LV meets the equally shy Billy, and they form a tentative, gentle friendship. The big night arrives and everything is in readiness: the band, the club and even a big agent from London, but what about LV?