Piaf by Pam Gems at the Charing Cross Theatre
Gillian Tan, Blackwinged Creatives, Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney will present Pam Gems' play Piaf at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London from 1 December to 2 January 2016, with an official opening on 4 December 2015, following runs at the Bridewell Theatre and the Brighton Fringe.
Celebrating the centenary of Édith Piaf’s birth, this new production of the classic play follows her success and tragedy in an ultimate life without regrets from destitute street singer to global phenomenon.
"Few people have glimpsed the darkness and pain under the glitter of Piaf’s stardom. A tumultuous life of addiction, lovers, and deaths, held together by a burning passion for the stage, the story of the “Little Sparrow” gives us a searing account of the power and poison of fame."
The cast for the production includes Cameron Leigh (Édith Piaf ), Samantha Spurgin (Toine) and Valerie Cutko (Marlene Dietrich).
The production is directed by Jari Laakso, with musical direction by Isaac McCullough. Movement is by Katya Bourviski, with design by Philippa Batt and lighting design by Chris Randall.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.