Following acclaimed runs at both the Brighton Fringe and at the Bridewell Theatre, Pam Gems’ Piaf is to transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre for a five-week season from Tuesday 1 December (press night is 4 December).
This new production of the celebrated play features Edith Piaf’s most famous songs, including ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Milord’ and Piaf’s signature tune ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of her birthday on Saturday 19 December, 2015.
Legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf was dubbed the ‘little sparrow’. Her life took her from the streets of Paris to Carnegie Hall in an extraordinary rise to fame. But it was to prove to be a whirlwind of success and tragedy. A life lived without regret, she died at the age of 47 in 1963. Piaf vividly captures the glamour and squalor, the rise and fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer, who continues to be remembered and revered today for her exceptional voice and extraordinary life.
Pam Gems’ play received its world premiere in 1978, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and subsequently transferred to the West End and Broadway.
The cast of this production includes Cameron Leigh as Piaf, Valerie Cutko and Samantha Spurgin.
The creative team includes: director Jari Laakso, musical arranger and supervisor Isaac McCullough, movement director Katya Bourvis, designer Philippa Batt and lighting designer Chris Randall.
Piaf is produced by Gillian Tan, Blackwinged Creatives, Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney.
Get your tickets for Piaf here: www.musicaltheatrereview.entstix.com/tickets/piaf