PIAF by Pam Gems (SOLD OUT)


ISL-interpreted performance: January 21st at 2.30pm. Tickets are available only through our Box Office. boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie

PIAF is a captivating and uncompromising look at Édith Piaf in all her grit and glory, tracing her life from her days singing for change on the streets of Belleville to the high-end nightclubs of New York. Acclaimed singer CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN will play the iconic French chanteuse Édith Piaf, in a production directed by DES KENNEDY (Good Vibrations).

West End star Aoife Mulholland (Chicago, The Sound of Music, Legally Blonde) will make her Gate Theatre debut, alongside actors Kwaku Fortune, Emmanuel Okoye and Ash Rizi.

The show’s talented ensemble will include Gate Theatre veteran Phelim Drew; Irish Times Theatre Award winners Kate Gilmore and Rory Nolan; Zara Devlin, previously seen at the Gate in The Glass Menagerie; and Darragh Shannon, who recently starred as Matt in The Steward of Christendom.

The glamour, squalor and excitement of Piaf’s meteoric rise and her heartbreaking fall is vividly captured through her relationships with her lifelong friend and confidante Toine, nightclub owner Louis Leplée, her lover, Marcel, and of course, her timeless music.

Unique and unforgettable like Piaf herself, this magical show will centre on the incomparable Camille O’Sullivan as she channels the Little Sparrow and brings her dazzling style to standards including La Vie en rose and Je ne regrette rien.

ADVISORY: Please note that this production contains adult themes, strong language, drug use and scenes of a sexual nature. Recommended for ages 14+. The production also contains smoke and haze effects, the use of herbal cigarettes, and sudden loud noises.

We regret that latecomers cannot be admitted.

The PIAF Company

Little Sparrow: Zara Devlin
Bruno: Phelim Drew
Marcel: Kwaku Fortune
Toine: Kate Gilmore
Marlene: Aoife Mulholland
Louis Leplée: Rory Nolan
Édith Piaf: Camille O’Sullivan
Theo: Emmanuel Okoye
Charles: Ash Rizi
Yves: Darragh Shannon

Covers: Ross Gaynor and Martha Breen

Director: Des Kennedy
Set Designer: Sabine Dargent
Costume Designer: Catherine Fay
Lighting Designer: Sinéad McKenna
Sound Designer: Sinéad Diskin
Music Director / Piano: Feargal Murray
Movement / Choreographer: Jen Rooney
Illusionist: John Bulleid
Casting Director: Maureen Hughes

Assistant Director: Chris Moran
Design Assistant: Caroline Menassol
Lighting Associate and Programmer: Eoin Lennon
Assistant Musical Director: Shane McVicker
Accordionist: Derek McKenna

Music Arrangements / Original Composition / Front of House Sound Design: Feargal Murray

Voice and Dialect Coach: Gavin O’Donoghue
Phonetic Specialist: Cécile Gorge
Sound Engineer: Colm Hinchion
Sound Engineer: John Norton

Producer Cover: Emma Coen
Production Manager: Peter Jordan
Stage Manager: Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager: Síle Mahon
Assistant Stage Manager: Ben Moore

Costume Assistant: Aoife Eustace Doyle
Costume Dresser: Sarah Higgins
Hair and Makeup Artist: Sarah McCann

Dates & Tickets

In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie

Previews: From December 2nd 2022
Opening Night: December 7th, 2022
Run: December 7th to Saturday, to January 28th 2023 (ADDITIONAL PERFOMANCES ADDED: 30th January to 4th February)
Monday to Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm
No shows Christmas Eve or New Year’s Day

Tickets from €15

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