Piaf: "Love Conquers All"
This show tells the story of Piaf's life from a young vulnerable teenager to an unstable elderly woman with a serious addiction. A beautiful one woman show starring Laurene Hope around the life and music of Edith Piaf,full of great songs like "Je Ne Regrette Rien" "La Vie En Rose" and more.
This show portrays the turbulent life of the songstress who was addicted to drugs men and drink and had an insatiable passion to love and sing. The show is a chronological order of her life showing how she ages and progressed from the age of 15 to when she died.
Read some of our professional reviews below:
" I was hugely entertained and moved by this wonderful show performed with flare and confidence by Lauren Hope.
From the first moments Lauren commanded the stage with confidence and subtlety. She did not attempt to mimic Piaf, but created her own persona based on the highs and lows of Piaf's prodigious, yet ultimately very fragile talent. The play dramatically revealed that fatal path of addiction and broken relationships which blights to many spiritual fulfillment. Her music was like the beat of her heart, she must sing to survive - to meet both the joy and the pain of her fatally scarred existence.
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.
But in the end this is energetic, life-affirming theatre, a show which will leave you entertained, moved and uplifted."
-Steve Gough BAFTA winning writer and director
This show sold out each night in the delightful Canata Room in the courtyard at the Hotel du Vin, one of my favourite venues. At times naughty, fun, thought provoking and tragic, above all this show is a real joy. If you loved it – or if you missed it – the unabridged version, playing at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Waterside is a must-see. You will regret nothing – Encore!"
-Fiona Jennings, The Henley Herald