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Piaf, starring Jenna Russell, is first production for Nottingham Playhouse after lockdown




After more than a year, live performances will return to Nottingham Playhouse with the delayed production of Piaf.

The iconic drama, starring Jenna Russell, opens on July 2 and runs until July 17.

It tells the extraordinary life story of the world-renowned singer Edith Piaf.

Piaf will be performed at Nottingham Playhouse when it re-opens after lockdown. (45960972)
Piaf will be performed at Nottingham Playhouse when it re-opens after lockdown. (45960972)

Her most famous songs include La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien, although the international star began her life singing on the streets of Paris.

Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell (EastEnders, BBC, Sunday In The Park With George, Wyndham’s Theatre) has been confirmed to take the title role.

Further casting will be announced at a later date.

Written by Pam Gems, it was originally due to be staged at the Playhouse in summer 2020.

Adam Penford, Playhouse artistic director, said: “We are thrilled to announce that Piaf will finally be performed this summer. Edith Piaf’s life was shocking, hilarious and heart-breaking, she lived life to the full.

“The life-affirming story, combined with those iconic songs, makes for an unforgettable, celebratory night of theatre ­— which is exactly what we want to give people on their first visit following the pandemic.”



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