Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Fiona Barrow, violin + Edward Jay, accordion at Audley Theatre,Hall Street, Audley
Tickets for the Audley Theatre production are priced £10
The North Staffs Accordion Club on 01782 823668
Edith Piaf has become synonymous with French Cabaret of the 1940s & 50s and remains France's most popular singer. Piaf's life was the stuff of legend, from her dramatic rise from Paris street urchin to star of international renown. Her life, however, was anything but 'La vie en rose' pain and injury, Piaf turned to drugs to find comfort and solace, never able to believe that she was indeed loved by countless thousands of fans the world over.
'world-class' Gilbert Biberian, composer
'a poetic intensity' Dig Yorkshire
'real quality' Eastbourne Festival
'sublime' Daily Nation Barbados
As the 50th anniversary of Piaf's death approaches, this powerful celebration comes from a company whose credentials include Kneehigh Theatre le ciel de Paris, Milord, Autumn Leaves, Padam Padam, C'est merveilleux, L'accordéoniste, Non je ne regrette rien and many more, the show features a lively narrative.
'all received magical interpretations'
Eve Loiseau's passion for Piaf developed at a young age, around the dining table in South East France. Coming from a French family of singers, long summer meals were often rounded off with French chansons. Piaf is inimitable, but Eve's lustrous French tone captures the performance in this tribute to the 'Little Sparrow'.
Since her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in Feb 2002, Eve Loiseau has given recitals in England, New York & France and has featured on BBC R3, WNYC Radio, PMW Music and the BBC production, The Roman Mysteries Duo Dolcetini.
Edward Jay is a core member of Kneehigh Theatre Company and recently toured the USA with their latest Tony nominated Broadway success, Brief Encounter. Edward has been playing accordion since the age of 8. He toured with Yehudi Menuhin's award winning 'Live
Music Now' scheme, introducing thousands of children to the ccordion. Edward documentaries and commercials under the KPM label, as well as promoting Roland digital accordions.
Fiona Barrow began the violin at 7 years old, happily surviving a classical training to move on to musical forms where foot-tapping is not reprimanded. Since then she has travelled far and wide, performing in bars, streets, boats, trains, caves, cathedrals and the
odd roundabout! She has worked extensively in theatre as a performer, musical director and composer, including a sell-out run on Broadway and tours of Europe, Australia, and USA. Fiona is a regular player with Kneehigh.
'nothing but fantastic feedback Real quality' Sally Harrison, South Holland Centre
'fantastically talented … Macclesfield fell for them hook, line & sinker'
'a class act' Norwich Playhouse
'perfectly conceived' Abergavenny Borough Theatre
'everybody was raving about it'
'this will undoubtedly be my festival highlight'
'Absolutely wonderful arrangements! And as for that Piaf singer
the real thing, and I don't say that lightly.' John Hardy, composer & Bafta Cymru award winner.
'a heart rending show, emulating not only the style but the spirit of t1his tragic singer's life' Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
'took the appreciative audience nostalgically back to a France that has almost disappeared' David Looseley, Professor of Contemporary French Culture, University of Leeds
'a beautiful voice - a Piaf better than Mireille Mathieu!' Redbridge Institute.
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012