a theatre by the lake and york theatre royal production, in association with ensemble

HYMN TO LOVE – HOMAGE TO PIAF

Devised by Annie Castledine, Steve Trafford and Elizabeth Mansfield

Showing Fri 4 – Sun 6 May

HYMN TO LOVE – HOMAGE TO PIAF

This production ended on 06/05/2018

Synopsis

In a Manhattan hotel room in New York, Edith Piaf rehearses for her last US concert. But for Piaf the hotel holds memories.

Eight years earlier in the same hotel she had telephoned her lover, boxer Marcel Cerdan, begging him to overcome his fear of flying and leave France to be with her. Hours later she heard the terrible news that his plane had crashed. Marcel was dead.

Past, present, and future merge in this thrilling performance by Olivier Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Mansfield. An extraordinary musical homage to Piaf, Hymn to Love explores love, loss and longing with 15 of Piaf’s songs, each given fresh meaning in vibrant new translations. Passionate, memorable and unmissable theatre.

Strong language
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes

‘A triumph!’
The Independent

‘Mansfield delivers the famous songs superbly’
The Guardian

Please note there are a limited number of balcony seats available. These are not able to be booked online – please call our box office on 017687 74411.

Hymn to Love is touring to York Theatre Royal and other venues in Cumbria. Click here for tour dates and contact details.



Prices £10 - £36

Meet the Cast

  • Edith Piaf
    Elizabeth Mansfield
    Elizabeth Mansfield
  • The Pianist
    Patrick Bridgman
    Patrick Bridgman

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