Pam Gem’s classic stage musical based on the life of Edith Piaf returns to a London stage from December 2015, giving audiences a chance to revisit a beloved show that earned critical praise on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970s and cast a new light on the career of the iconic French star.
The show looks at Piaf from a darker angle, looking at the alcoholism and the pain that she went through during her life and career, delving into her regrets and demons whilst also looking at her more shocking behaviour.
Gems penned the play in the 1970s and it was first seen by audiences in Stratford-upon-Avon in a production staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, before moving to the West End and then to Broadway (it was also revived at the Donmar Warehouse in 2008). It earned awards and praise and remains one of Gems’ best known works, despite the playwright being behind a wealth of plays from the 1970s up to the 2000s, with her most recent plays before her death including Despatches and Winterlove from 2009.
With Piaf she tapped into something that audiences have responded to ever since. As such it is likely to be a welcome addition to the latest season at the Charing Cross Theatre, where Cameron Leigh has been recruited to portray Piaf alongside a cast that also includes Samantha Spurgin and Valerie Cutko.
Piaf is at the Charing Cross Theatre from Friday 4th December 2015 (previews from Tuesday 1st December 2015).
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 1st December 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 2nd January 2016|
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