Piaf by Pam Gems


Previews from Friday, December 2nd 2022
Opens Wednesday, December 7th 2022
Runs until Saturday, January 28th 2023

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
No shows Christmas Eve or New Year’s Day

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 Piaf Company

La petite: 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
Georges: Ash Rizi
Yves: Darragh Shannon

Director: Des Kennedy
Musical Director: Feargal Murray
Set Designer: Sabine Dargent
Costume Designer: Catherine Fay
Lighting Designer: Sinéad McKenna
Sound Designer: Sinéad Diskin
Illusionist: John Bulleid
Casting Director: Maureen Hughes

Dates & Tickets

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Previews: From Friday, December 2nd 2022
Opening Night: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
Run: Wednesday, December 7th to Saturday, January 28th 2023
Monday to Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm
No shows Christmas Eve or New Year’s Day

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