This week sees The Barn Theatre’s launch of Caraoke – an initiative to find the ‘Little Voice’ of the Cotswolds.

The theatre will visit Cirencester Town Centre this Thursday where a car will be ready and waiting in Cirencester’s Market Place to give members of the public the chance to recreate the sounds of their favorite artists and win free tickets to The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

Participants will sit in the car whilst singing a song in the style of their favourite artist. Whether you are a fan of Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Little Mix or One Direction, here’s your chance to sing like a star in the back of a moderately priced car. What more could you ask for on a Thursday in July?

Each singer will be in with a chance to receive free tickets and also be entered into our grand prize for the chance to win:

– A Family ticket to The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

– A VIP experience at The Barn Theatre

– A coaching session with Award Winning Director; Michael Strassen

You can also enter online by recording a track of yourself impersonating your favorite artist and tagging #LittleVoiceCotswolds

Find out how to enter and submit your entry at

The Barn Theatre is an award-winning Theatre based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Their next production is the Olivier Award-winning play: The Rise and Fall of Little Voiceby Jim Cartwright. The production, which will be directed by Michael Strassen, runs from 7th July to 4th August. First produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was voted third best play of the decade and has been named as one of the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. The play was nominated for six Oliviers, winning three of them as well as the prestigious Evening Standard Award. Its film adaptation, Little Voice (1998) starring Jane Horrocks in the title role was also a huge hitreceiving an Oscar nomination alongside numerous other awards for its screenplay and cast.

Running from July 7 to August 4 at The Barn Theatre, the cast includes newcomerSarah Louise Hughesin the title role of Little Voice;Gillian McCarthy (Mari) and Downtown Abbey’s Stephen Omer (Mr Boo/Phone Man) with direction by Michael Strassen.

Little Voice tells the heart-warming story of a reclusive Northern girl-next-door whose remarkable ability to impersonate the great singers provides her with an opportunity to transcend her tragically unappealing domestic life. But pushed by a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking mother and coaxed into the limelight by her mother’s latest talent agent boyfriend, timid ‘Little Voice’ will need to conquer more than just stage-fright if she is to find her own voice in the world.

Iwan Lewis, The Barn Theatre’s Artistic Director, said: “Little Voice is a modern British classic and it’s the perfect play to end our inaugural Season. Michael Strassen is one of theatre’s great directors and it’s very exciting to welcome such excellent and prolific creatives to our theatre to bring his radical interpretation of Little Voice to The Barn.”

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