By Mark Shenton
30 Nov 2012
It will begin performances Feb. 22, 2013, prior to an official opening Feb. 26, for a run through March 16, with plans for a U.K. national tour to follow.
Curve artistic director Paul Kerryson will direct the production. Known to all as Piaf, the sparrow that rose from the streets of Paris to the international stage, Edith Gassion's life and career was as unique as her singing voice. Over one hundred thousand people brought Paris to a standstill on the occasion of her untimely death 50 years ago in 1963. Gems' play brings to life and celebrates the story of one of France's greatest cultural icons, and includes some of her greatest songs, such as "La Vie en Rose," "Mon Dieu," "Hymne á l’Amour" and "Non, Je Ne Regrette."
Ruffelle was most recently seen on the London stage playing Frastrada in Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Other credits include originating the role of Dinah in Starlight Express, and she has also played Roxie Hart in Chicago in the West End and starred in her own solo show Beneath the Dress at the Edinburgh Festival, Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick Theatre.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0116 242 3595 or visit www.curveonline.co.uk for more details.