The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

by Jim Cartwright

Showing 6 June - 1 November

Creative team

Louie Whitemore

Louie Whitemore


OldVic12 2016 finalist, JMK 2010 finalist. OffWestEnd nominated for Best Costume Designer for The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre and Best Set Designer for Tonight at 8.30 at Jermyn Street Theatre, where she is Associate Designer.

For Theatre by the Lake: Creditors and Miss Julie (both also for Jermyn Street Theatre), Handbagged, Single Spies, Bold Girls (also York Theatre Royal).

Other theatre includes: The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (Park Theatre); Original Death Rabbit, Hound of the Baskervilles, Tonight at 8.30 and Tomorrow at Noon (Jermyn Street Theatre); Lancastrians (Junction 8 theatre North West Tour); Stewart Lee: Content Provider (UK tour and BBC2); Potted Sherlock (Vaudeville/UK tour); Three Birds (Bush/Royal Exchange); Egusi Soup (Soho Theatre); Blythe Spirit (Beijing); Good Soul (Young Vic); The Minotaur, My Father Odysseus (Unicorn); The Daughter-In-Law, The Dog, the Night and the Knife (Arcola); The Winter’s Tale (NAPA Karachi); Lost Land (Jenin, Palestine); Mud (Gate); Shakespeare Untold, The Magic Playroom (UK tour/ Pleasance); I Am A Superhero (Old Vic New Voices at Theatre503); Buttons (King’s Head, Islington).

Opera includes: Messiah (Danish opera, Frankfurt opera); Carmen (Dorset Opera); Banished (Blackheath Halls); The Magic Flute, Carmen, La Bohème, Albert Herring, The Marriage of Figaro (costume design for Co Opera Co).

Dance includes: Nora in the She Persisted Triple Bill (English National Ballet); The Nutcracker (Shanghai Ballet); Angelina Ballerina (English National Ballet); Egle (Lithuania National Ballet); Choreographics, Dance Journeys (English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells/The Barbican).

Greg Last

Greg Last

(Musical Director)

Greg trained at Rose Bruford College.

As Musical Director: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver!, Grease – SYP (Wyvern Theatre) Justin’s Band (UK Tour); Snow Queen, Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Rapunzel (Liverpool Everyman); The Big Brilliant Music Hall Show (Liverpool Playhouse); Sweet Charity (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Return to The Forbidden Planet (25th Anniversary UK tour & South Korea); Gunmetal Blues, Sleeping Beauty, Dick Whittington, Jack and The Beanstalk, They’re Playing our Song, The Happy Prince, The Young Ones (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch).

As composer and arranger: The Happy Prince (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch); Pinocchio (Met Theatre, Bury); The Library Trail (UK Tour); Her Benny (Liverpool Royal Court); Jane Eyre (UK Tour); Peter Pan (UK Tour).

Theatre credits as an actor include: Summer Holiday (Bolton Octagon); Witches of Eastwick (Watermill Theatre); Lend Me a Tenor, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Pick Yourself Up (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Dreamboats & Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre); Laughter in the Rain (UK Tour), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Duchess Theatre).

Television includes: This Morning (Granada); Brainiac: Science Abuse (Sky 1).

Radio includes: Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).

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Chris Davey

Chris Davey

(Lighting Designer)

For Theatre by the Lake, Chris has designed Handbagged and As You Like It. He has designed extensively for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shared
Experience Theatre, the Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Exchange Manchester, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Rep and Manchester International Festival.

Designs include Witness for the Prosecution (County Hall, London); The Best Man (Playhouse Theatre, London); Nightfall (Bridge Theatre, London); Rhinoceros (Edinburgh International Festival); Vamos Cuba! (Sadler’s Wells); Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie, Brussels); 42nd Street (Chatelet Theatre, Paris); Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man and Lord of the Flies (Sadler’s Wells, national and international tours); The Driver’s Seat (National Theatre of Scotland); Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection (London Coliseum, Royal Albert Hall and world tour); Touching the Void, The Crucible, Wonderful Town, The History Boys, High Society, Dr Dolittle and Dial M for Murder (national tours).

Opera includes Madame Butterfly (Oslo); The Magic Flute and Queen Of Spades (Opera North); Romeo et Juliette (Opera Ireland); L’Heure Espagnole, La Voix Humaine and Hippolyte et Aricie (Nationale Reisopera Netherlands); L’Arbore di Diana (Valencia); I Capuleti E I Montecchi (Opera North, Melbourne, Sydney Opera House); Skellig (Sage Gateshead); Aida (Houston); Bird of Night (Royal Opera House London); Bluebeard (Bregenz); Jephtha (Copenhagen / English National Opera/ Welsh National Opera); The Magic Flute and Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera); eight seasons for Grange Park Opera; Les Illuminations, The Turn of the Screw and The Rake’s Progress (Aldeburgh Festival) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Monte Carlo).

Adam P McCready

Adam P McCready

(Sound Designer)

Theatre credits include Holes, Cinderella, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, The Cherry Orchard, The Glass Menagerie, Any Means Necessary, Hare and Tortoise, A Skull in Connemara, Arcadia and How to Breathe (Nottingham Playhouse); Abigail’s Party and The Glee Club (Hull Truck Theatre); Beyond Shame and Two (Derby Theatre); Brighton Rock and Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre); The Beautiful Game (Next Door Dance); Jump Out of Skin (Pleasance Theatre, London); Queer Lady M (1623 Theatre); World Cultures Gallery and Finding Lines Exhibition (Derby Museums); Call of the Wild (Greenwich Theatre/GLYPT); Sweeney Todd (Derby Theatre/ Mercury Theatre); Getting Better Slowly (Adam Pownall UK tour); What the Butler Saw, A Streetcar Named Desire, Shiv (Curve, Leicester); The Fishermen, Oh Whistle and I’ll Come..., Playland, Watching the Living, Wasteland and Honeyman (New Perspectives); The Snow Queen (Little Pixie Productions); Babe, Private Lives, Noises Off, Educating Rita, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Arsenic and Old Lace and Betty Blue Eyes (Mercury Theatre); The Mountaintop, The Dumb Waiter, A Kind of Alaska and The Merchant of Venice (Derby Live); Love Already (Ovalhouse); Tongues (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Edward II (BAC).

Film scores include The Grandest of Stages (Next Door Dance) and The Ashes (Triskelle Pictures).

Renny Krupinski

Renny Krupinski

(Fight Director)

Renny is an internationally renowned fight director, award-winning actor, director and writer.

His fight work has been seen across the UK, in London’s West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Young Vic, Sheffield Crucible, National Theatre of Scotland, Shakespeare’s Globe, Glasgow Citz, Manchester Royal Exchange, Theatr Clwyd and major tours.

TV fights include: Emmerdale (social media accolade of “Best punch ever”), Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Blue Murder, Man Like Mobeen, Jamaica Inn, So Awkward and the multi-award winning film Tyrannosaur.

As an actor he has played Salieri, Banquo, Claudius, Capulet, Launcelot Gobbo and the villain Sizzler in Brookside.

As a writer his play D’Eon was a 5* critically-acclaimed sell-out at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester and will be opening in Athens in November.

Renny has written many BBC Radio 4 comedies and was a regular writer for The Bill. Renny’s play Bare won a Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First, a Dark Chat best director award and a best actor nomination for him from The Stage. His public speaking career is going from strength to strength, he is the voice and face of Oblivion at Alton Towers and is currently working on The Provok’d Wife, RSC and The Duchess of Malfi for Edinburgh Lyceum.

Kay Magson

Kay Magson

(Casting Director)

Kay was resident Casting Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse for many years, and she is now Casting Associate there. She is also Associate Artist at Curve. Kay regularly casts
for both these theatres as well as for Storyhouse Chester (including Grosvenor Park), Liverpool Everyman, Derby Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Birmingham Stage Company and
other theatres where she works as a freelance artist.

As a freelancer Kay cast Beautiful Thing (Curve/Arts Theatre/UK Tour); Singin’ In The Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ National Theatre/UK tour); Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Curve, National Tour and West End); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall) and An Officer And A Gentleman (Curve and National Tour).

Kay is a member of the Casting Directors Guild.

Elspeth Morrison

Elspeth Morrison

(Accent Coach)

Theatre includes Remarkable Invisible (Theatre by the Lake); Ink (Almeida); Strangers on a Train (ATG Tour); Crazy for You (UK tour); Sweet Charity and Amelie (Watermill Theatre); Forget Me Not (Bush Theatre); Grounded and Napoli Brooklyn (Park Theatre); Contractions (Deafinitely Theatre); Trouble in Mind (Print Room); Up and Under (Fingersmiths); Intemperance (New Vic Theatre) and Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse).

Television includes Horrible Histories; Prime Suspect 1973; Clique; Coronation Street and Eric, Ernie and Me. Radio includes A Streetcar Named Desire; X Files: Cold Cases; Gudrun’s Saga and Black-Eyed Girls. Film includes The Mad Axeman; Watcher in the Woods, The Professor and the Madman, Picnic at Hanging Rock and The More you Ignore Me. Video games include Need for Speed.

Elspeth regularly makes expert contributions about accents on programmes such as Melvyn Bragg’s Matter of the North (BBC) where she recorded a series of short Northern accent lessons, An Immigrant’s Guide to Britain (Channel 4) and The Royals (Netflix).

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

(Assistant Director)

Sarah is a freelance director and Co-Director of Filament Projects, a collaboration with producer Helen Slevin born out of a shared desire to create work in non-theatre spaces
for audiences of all ages.

Recent directing credits include: A Muddle in Messina, a re-telling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing for young audiences created in partnership with Northern Broadsides; Extra Yarn, a site-specific work for families commissioned by Appetite for Light Night Stoke-on-Trent; and To Stop Her Mouth, an audio installation exploring the 1826 abduction of Ellen Turner, a 15 year old heiress, commissioned by Waterside Arts and Trust New Art and presented at the National Trust’s Lyme Park estate in Cheshire.

Prior to directing Sarah was a member of the New Vic Education team at the New Vic Theatre where she developed Tale Trail, an annual immersive production for 3-5 year olds and their grown-ups, now in its eleventh year.

Sarah is a current recipient of an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant.