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PIAF

Ended 24 Jan 2009 after 3 months

A stunning performance of a show that literally brings tears to the eyes

Daily Express

Closed 24 Jan 2009

THE RISE AND THE FALL OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SINGER

Piaf tells the tale of one of the 20th century's greatest singers, Edith Piaf, who is remembered and celebrated still for her remarkable talent and extraordinary life. Jamie Lloyd's acclaimed production of Piaf is overseen by Pam Gem, who wrote the classic 1978 play.

The play follows the extraordinary life of Edith Piaf, the French cabaret singer who became widely regarded as France's national diva and an international star. Born on the streets in 1915, Edith was raised by her grandmother who ran a brothel. Throughout her teenage years, her rise to success and her fall from grace, Edith battled love, loss, drugs, drink and sexual exploitation, until her premature death in 1963. From the streets of Paris to international fame, the musical legend's life is beautifully and breathtakingly captured, with all its squalor and glamour and triumph and tragedy.

The role of "The Little Sparrow" Edith Piaf is magnificently played by Argentinian actress-singer Elena Roger (who received an Olivier Award nomination for Evita) and has stunned audiences and critics alike.

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 16 October 2008

Opening night: 21 October 2008

Closing night: 24 January 2009

Audience

Piaf is suitable for audiences aged 14 and over.

Run time

1 hour and 35 minute with no intermission.

What You Say

3 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

Mim: “Je Ne Regrette Pas Voir Ceci”

I went to see this last night (3rd December) and was absolutely blown away ... more

Lizzie: “Magnificent”

Saw Elena Rogers as Piaf on Saturday 6th December and it was an outstanding... more

Lindsay: “Stunning”

I picked up a late ticket because I wanted somewhere warm to spend 2 hours.... more

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