by  Pam Gems

Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  25m, 5f

In this new production of "Piaf," Gems has reworked her celebrated 1978 original.

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Pam Gems has reworked her celebrated 1978 original, "Piaf." She vividly captures the glamour and squalor, the rise and fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer Edith Piaf, who continues to be remembered and revered for her exceptional voice and extraordinary life.
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"The skillful, indeed subtle, combination of the Piaf songs and the scenes from Piaf's origins make up an enthralling evening." - New York Post

"Gems' writing has power and velocity; Piaf leaps at us right from the gutter." - Newsweek


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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only


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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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(Note: While this show was originally orchestrated for a full orchestra we are currently only offering a Piano Only rental package for this title. If you are interested in more orchestra parts please contact your licensing representative for more information.)



Pam Gems

Pam Gems’ first major success was Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi (1977). Her productions with the RSC include Queen Christina (1977), Piaf (1978), Camille (1984) and The Danton Affair (1986). She was awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Play for Stanley in 1997, which also won the 1996 Evening Standard Award for Best Play ...

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