A GLIPSE BEHIND THE SCENES AT LEEDS PLAYHOUSE
New images reveal the joie de vivre of the rehearsal room as West End star Jenna Russell and the rest of the PIAF company prepare for their two-week run at Leeds Playhouse next month.
Leeds Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse’s co-production of Pam Gems’ sensational play with music, which tells the extraordinary life story of the world-renowned chanteuse Edith Piaf, will run in the Courtyard Theatre from 23 July – 7 August.
Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell takes the title role, with Sally Ann Triplett as Toine – Piaf’s close friend and trusted confidante.
The rest of the company comprises: Olivier Award-nominated actress Laura Pitt-Pulford as Marlene Dietrich; Garry Robson as Louis Leplee, the nightclub owner who discovered Piaf; Louis Gaunt as Piaf’s husband Theo; Samuel James as Bruno, owner and manager of the Paris Olympia; Matthew Woodyatt as Raymond; Joseph Prowen as Louis; and Zheng Xi Yong as Lucien.
PIAF director Adam Penford leads a creative team that includes Designer Frankie Bradshaw; Lighting Designer Jack Knowles; Sound Designer Ella Wahlström; MD, Arranger and Orchestrator Gareth Valentine; Movement Director Georgina Lamb; Dialect Coach Félicité du Jeu; and Casting Director Will Burton.
PIAF, Courtyard Theatre, Leeds Playhouse
23 July – 7 August
Book online at leedsplayhouse.org.uk
Book by phone on 0113 213 7700
(Picture by Marc Brenner)