June 2012 - Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Sue Devaney, Max Beesley snr, Sally Bankes, Katie Elin-Salt and Matt Healey amongst others performed 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' to standing ovations each night in the North West's most versatile professional producing theatre. The production, directed by Elizabeth Newman and designed by Ciaran Bagnall, received five star reviews and a place in the theatre's record books as an extra week of the run had to be scheduled due to its popularity. Octagon Theatre Bolton, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
A UK touring production opened 3 September 2012 at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Starring Beverley Callard as Mari, Joe McGann as Ray, Ray Quinn as Billy, Duggie Brown as Mr Boo and Jess Robinson as Little Voice and was directed by the plays writer Jim Cartwright. The production was due to end at The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield in December 2012. After a short interval this production resumed at the end of January in Newcastle and ran until the end of June 2013 visiting Torquay, Portsmouth, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Buxton amongst numerous venues.
Joe McGann left the tour part way through and was replaced by Philip Andrew (who had been the understudy for the role).