An Audience With Edith Piaf
Andrew Farr tells the story of Piaf’s rollercoaster of a life: her troubled relationships with men, money, drink and drugs and the inevitability of her poignant early death. There is no vocal impersonation, but a moving interpretation of her style, tone and ability to inhabit a song. Piaf sang songs of tragedy, but she also loved to laugh. This show does not lose sight of the laughter.
Andrew Farr (Edith Piaf) and Peter Allinson (Co-author and director)
Andrew Farr’s first singing engagement was as an Edith Piaf tribute act at a restaurant called Chez Babette in the heart of Paris’ 18th arrondissement. Since then he has entertained with songs and public speaking engagements at nearly 200 events. High points include having performed aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, on Tower Bridge, at Titanic Belfast and inside the City of Lincoln’s Victorian Jail. This one-man show collaboration with Peter Allinson – co-author, director and fellow member of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus – won the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2018.
Inspired by a lifelong passion for the songs of Edith Piaf, this one-man show – winner of the Critics’ Choice Award at Brighton Festival Fringe – is an affectionate tribute to the diminutive French chanteuse.