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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

Hilton brings “The Rice and Fall of Little Voice” in February

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 25 January, ( The Hilton Colombo during the beginning of February has made arrangements to bring down the British Playhouse production of Jim Cartwright’s “The Rice and Fall of Little Voice” where 2003 UK Pop Idol Michelle McManus takes centre stage as “Sadie”.

The play is a winner of the UK’s two most prestigious theatre awards – the Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Comedy. “The Rise and Fall of Little Voice” will be playing at the Hilton Colombo on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2, as part of its highly anticipated Far East run, which includes venues in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.

The winner of the 2003 television series “UK Pop Idol”, Michelle McManus, plays the role of the long-suffering “Sadie”. Bright, determined, confident and hugely talented, Michelle took the record industry by storm when, against the odds, she won Pop Idol on the 20th December 2003 with an excess of 6.5 million votes.

Her first single, ‘All This Time’, released 12th January 2004, was number 1 for three weeks and was the second biggest selling British single of 2004 (Band Aid being number 1). Michelle was the first Scottish female to debut at number 1 and ‘All This Time’ was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in 2004. Her album ‘The Meaning of Love’ released in February 2004 was also a huge success.

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