PIAF by Pam Gems
Reviving Edith Piaf’s Story on the Centenary of her Birth
“Theatrical treat” BritishTheatre.com
“Tour-de-force performance” LondonTheatre1
Following the success at the Brighton Fringe 2015, Pam Gems’ PIAF, directed by Jari Laakso, has its much anticipated return to the London stage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of France’s most loved cultural icon, Édith Piaf.
On the streets of 1930s Paris, a young woman sings for passers by. Thirty years later, the same woman’s death draws tens of thousands of mourners on to the city’s streets, brings traffic to a halt, and leaves a legacy of music that remains strong to this day.
What lies in the time between, is the incredible true story of Édith Piaf, ‘the little sparrow’. PIAF unveils the spectacular and turbulent world of the legendary singer, incorporating live performance of her timeless music to tell her tale from sensational rise to devastating fall.