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Diana Vickers to star in the West End

Following press speculation we are delighted to confirm that Diana Vickers is to star in the first major West End revival of Jim Cartwright’s multi award-winning play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is coming back to the West End in an exciting new production to play a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville theatre from Thursday 8 October. Press night is Tuesday 20 October at 7.00pm

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice premiered in 1992 at the Royal National Theatre and then transferred to the Aldwych theatre. It was nominated for six Olivier Awards, and the play won both The Evening Standard and Olivier awards for Best Comedy of the Year.

Producer Nica Burns said today: ”There was no question of reviving this fabulous play in the West End until we had found our Little Voice. When Jim Cartwright, who originally wrote The Rise and Fall of Little Voice for Jane Horrocks, told me he had found the perfect girl - and then dragged me off to Wembley to see Diana Vickers perform as part of the “X Factor” tour, I thought he’d gone mad! But when I saw Diana I knew immediately he was right; she has a special quality.
When she finally agreed - after much persuasion - to come in and read for us, we found out that not only can she sing but she was an intuitive actress as well.”

Playwright Jim Cartwright said: “This young girl is a natural actress. The moment she read the part, it was magic. Diana Vickers is the real deal. She is Little Voice.”

Nica added: ”We are extremely grateful to Diana’s record company for allowing her a break from recording her debut album to take on this exciting role in the West End. I know it wasn’t part of her career plan after the “X Factor”, but we are delighted she agreed to do it - even if it meant wearing my knees out begging her!”


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