Feedback for Piaf: "Love Conquers All"
"Laurene is a very very talented actress"
"The best show we've seen in Edinburgh!"
"Definatly worth it. Pay the money and go!"
"It bought a tear to the eye, she told the story of Piaf's life beautifully"
See what People have said about the show:
The scene is set as we take our places – a tiny room, red roses, an accordion on a chair, a framed photograph and a telephone. A red berated keyboard player looks up at us sadly and we are instantly transported to 1930’s Paris. Enter right Edith Piaf... -Fiona, The Henley Herald
This one-person show is enriched by the performance of a number of Piaf's most popular, enduring songs. And Lauren possesses a powerful singing voice, full of feeling, sensitivity and character, which admirably conveys Piaf's legendary musical talent. All the ranges of emotion are covered: from naive, child-like joy to the depths of despair - and the desire for the final oblivion of death. Steve Gough, BAFTA winner
Feedback from Waterloo East 2015:
"Better than Elaine Paige. A great night out and we will definitely recommend the show, it is a shame it is only here for a week!
- John R
"A wonderful introduction to the life and music of Edith Piaf in a lovely intimate theatre. Thank you!"
- Trish Z
"Excellent show, great tribute to her in a foreign land!
- Philippe G
"It was different. I appreciate how the actress can relate to the character"
- Tanya M
"Very moving, played and sung from the heart!"
- Christina E
"Superbly brilliant, Laurene you have a wonderful voice."
"Very moving and interesting story, performance was very convincing. Laurene you may be Irish but the French accent is real!"
- Rohan N
"We enjoyed the show and the theatre. We will be coming again!"
- Colin J
"A very emotional performance, I have always enjoyed listening to Piaf. The accent was excellent and I am a French speaker!"
- Carmel Z
"Great and moving show"
- Stephen M
"Very intimate, moving portrayal of Edith Piaf"
"Extremely moving performance, thank you and congratulations!"
- Tim D
"A great and moving performance, we will come again!"
"Simply a great show."
- Chris D
- Dominic S
Feedback from The Norwich Fringe 2014:
"We both became really involved in the story - your voice and presence are amazing, thank you so much!"
"Brilliant show, great interpretation of the little sparrow"
"You are amazing such a good performance, you are also supporting a great cause"
"Excellent. I will be sure to come to the full show if it is in Norwich"
"Such a lovely lady very brave fantastic and moving, the young man played very well to. I wish you well for the future"
"I enjoyed the performance, it was very good"
"A very sad story, very well told. Would like more accordian but I loved the piano accompanimentè"
"Really moving and intimate, wonderful standard of artistry. Great set to. Je ne regrette was the highlight"
"A great moving show would love to see the full version, it really brought Piaf to life"
"Very moving, I was fully engadged in the performance"
"Wonderful engaging personality"
"Very very strong performance, and very convincing to"
" As Piaf said in the show - "Laughing and Loving are two things you cannot force" I laughed and I loved and they were not forced. Thank you for a great evening"
"A very powerful performance with emotive songs sung authentically with a talented musical voice, it was engaging and totally believable"
"A wonderful and moving evocation of Piaf's life. Beautifully staged and sung. Please bring the uncut version back to Norwich! And the Callas show! Thank you for a very special evening"
"Good experience, space and performance combined perfectly. I liked it very much, thanks"
"Stunned! Excellent! Apologies for Norwich apparently staying at home!"
Feedback from Waterside, Edinburgh and Henley Fringes 2014:
"A wonderful, informative performance" - June
"Excellent, I really liked the audience participation - thanks very much!" - Louisa
"Excellent show, fantastic talented singer" - Sarah
"Excellent, moving, I cried several times, you were brilliant Edith!" - Maureen. L
"I enjoyed the show very much, very moving" - Maureen. T
"A moving and informative performance. Edith Piaf was bought to life vivily. One of the best shows i've been to all year"
"Wonderful, soulful, moving experience - thank you very much"
"Very captivating experience. Brave and commanding!"
"A lovely evening with Edith, a real feeling of her spirit and her incredible strenth"
"Such passion and expression"
"An excellent resume of Piaf's life. One excellent show"
"Great, loved it! Would have loved to have seen the longer version"
"Excellent. A great tribute to Piaf!"
"I usually just sit though the shows, not interested but this show was fantastic" - Sue, Front of house woman at Waterside
"I enjoyed dancing with you!" - Ken
"A truly moving performance, full of raw emotion that captured the heart. Brought a tear to the eye" - Claire
"Amazing voice, such talent. It was amazing!" - Ingrid
"Wonderful insight to Piaf's life"
"A vivid, emotional tribute to a very amazing performer. Loved the show."
"Really enjoyable performance, very emotive and enthusiastic"
"A wonderful performance and evening, thank you."
"Fantasic interpretation of Piaf. Loved the story"
"Superb. Very thought provoking"
"This was a fabulous show!"
"Can't wait for the full show and Maria Callas!" - Richard
Feedback for Maria: The love, life and music of Callos
" Laurene has away of bringing the artist she portrays onto the stage so you can see inside their souls and empathise with them like a physic medium ,she channels them and you will be wiping the tears from your eyes" G London"
"There are not many performers who would dare to represent Maria Callas on stage not just by acting the life but also by singing the songs - but then one day along came Laurene Hope. And what a memorable evening she produced! MARIA is an intense, powerfully sustained and finally very moving show, as the dark, often tragic course of Callas's experience is shot through with moments of musical beauty and grace. Hope does not imitate Callas (who would want to try?) but - as in her previous production on the life of Edith Piaf - produces her own vocal expressiveness which captures both the truth of Callas's remarkable life - and more importantly its spirit." Steve Gough BAFTA winning director