Following the overwhelming audience response and unprecedented ticket demand for the recently opened production of Piaf, Curve has announced additional performance dates from 3 – 6 April 2013. (You can see what our Central Editor made of it here).
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The production currently showing in Curve’s Studio will be transferred into the larger Theatre space, with Frances Ruffelle continuing in the title rôle as the legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf.
Known to all as ‘Piaf’, the sparrow that rose from the streets of Paris to the international stage, Edith Gassion’s life and career is as unique as her extraordinary singing voice. Over one hundred thousand people brought Paris to a standstill on the occasion of her untimely death 50 years ago in 1963.
This new production of Pam Gems’ play is directed by Curve Artistic Director, Paul Kerryson, and features some of Piaf’s greatest songs, such as La Vie en Rose, Hymne à l’amour and Non Je Ne Regrette Rien. The gripping, powerful story celebrates the life of one of France’s greatest cultural icons. Piaf explores the triumphs and tragedy that accompanied Edith Gassion’s rise to fame and the intense scrutiny and struggle that came with it.
Artistic Director Paul Kerryson commented, “The additional run is a credit to our talented company who have brought the story of Edith Piaf to life, as well as a testament to the timeless appeal of Piaf’s music.”
Fiona Allan, Curve’s Chief Executive added, “We’re delighted with the exceptional audience response we’ve had for this production, with people travelling to Leicester from across the country to see it. Curve’s reputation for produced work continues to grow nationally, and we are particularly pleased that demand for tickets to Piaf allows us to transfer this production from our Studio space to the Theatre. We hope that those who were unable to get tickets for the February/March season will book now to come in April and see the show that everyone is talking about.”
Tickets cost from £18 to £20 and can be obtained from www.curveonline.co.uk, or by phoning 0116 242 3595.