The Golden Voice - Arts Theatre

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Venue Information
Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street

Seating Plan


(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square up to Great Newport Street on your left, where you can see the theatre.

The Golden Voice

Audiences are treated to a brand new musical at the Arts Theatre this summer as Nick Fogarty’s The Golden Voice premieres in the West End. Under the direction of Guy Retallack, audiences will be presented with a story that shows the darker side to television talent shows like The X Factor as a winner of the fiction The Golden Voice takes on a different path to the high profile real-life stars such as Leona Lewis.

The production will land in the capital in June and audiences can expect some stand-out performances and memorable musical numbers to keep them company at the Arts Theatre.

In The Golden Voice we meet the character of Mike Chariot, who betrays his best friend Jim Ryan by quitting their band and also abandons his sweetheart to take part in a television talent show called The Golden Voice. He wins the contest and it looks like he could be on course for a glamorous life, but he instead chooses a life of obscurity when he realises he will be a puppet for the record company. Decades later Chariot helps others achieve their dreams of stardom without the help of television talent shows, but his best friend Jim hasn’t forgotten the betrayal and could be on the verge of exacting his revenge.

Director Guy Retallack is no stranger to the capital, having been behind a wealth of shows here. His credits include Drowning On Dry Land at the Jermyn Street Theatre, The Plague at the Lost Theatre, Future Me at the Only Connect Theatre & Theatre 503, Liberty at the Globe Theatre and The Man Of Terror at the Hampstead Theatre, among others. His career has also included numerous productions outside of the capital, including locations like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Watermill Theatre and in New York City.

The Golden Voice is one of many shows to focus on reality television shows like The X Factor; Viva Forever uses the songs of the Spice Girls to tell a story of a young girl realising her dreams on the back of such a show whilst Harry Hill presents X Factor – It’s Time To Face The Musical for the West End in 2014. It goes to show that it’s still a popular topic when it comes to theatre tickets.

The Golden Voice is at the Arts Theatre from Wednesday 19th June 2013 (with previews from Wednesday 12th June 2013) and continues during the summer. 

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 12th June 2013
Booking Until: Saturday, 31st August 2013
Running Time: 2 hours 35 mins (NOT including interval)
Show Status: production_closed
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