PierFest presents - PIAF ON THE PIER: An Audience with Edith Piaf plus CHANSON & Swing Band LO POLIDORO
An Audience with Edith Piaf
Inspired by a lifelong passion for the songs of Edith Piaf, this show - part story, part song - is an affectionate tribute to the diminutive French chanteuse; an amusing and informative narrative and commentary on her eventful life punctuated with full throated renditions of some of her best-loved songs.
Review of Andrew Farr's Piaf:
"Andrew Farr has created an excellent entertainment about his hero Edith Piaf, part story and part song. He tells of her life, her harsh upbringing in brothels, her contortionist father, abandoning mother and then her discovery by her first mentor and manager. But it is as much about Farr’s relationship with Piaf as it is about her own relationships, although he does of course tell of her insatiable sexual appetites and has penned some excellently funny lines with which to describe her lusts. Farr is a devotee, a super fan, but he is also a great singer and one who has studied her tone and the nuances of her performing style and he can certainly deliver them.
In the second half of a show that is justifiably longer than your standard fringe hour, he returns as Piaf, but this is not drag, far from it, this is female impersonation and he does it so well. Recreating part of her final filmed performance before her untimely death at 47, Farr is touching, witty and filled with extraordinary passion – and the audience love it, demanding an encore.
Well constructed, well written and beautifully performed, this is an extraordinary piece of theatre and well worth catching."
Followed by Chanson & Swing band, Lo Polidoro
Lo Polidoro and her accordionist husband Nigel Broderick will transport you back in time with a Bouquet de Chansons from the great French songbook.
Tickets purchased for this performance are non-refundable, except in the unlikely event that the organisers need to cancel the performance. Ticket holders that are unable to attend for whatever reason (including the need to self-isolate or following a positive COVID19 test) should contact the organisers to request a voucher for an alternative performance at a later date. All ticket holders must comply with COVID19 guidance in force at the time of the performance. By purchasing this ticket you agree to these conditions.