At one time, Edith Piaf was the most highly paid star in the world. However, a life of troubles left her penniless, and some of her friends kept her nearer the gutter than the stars. That said, her voice and her performances were exceptional. Coming soon to the Brighton Dome is a performance of her work by Martha Wainwright, not to be missed.
Martha recently made new live recordings of rare Piaf tunes, and it’s these she will be performing at the Brighton Dome on June 15th.
The evening promises to be an intimate one, with Martha sharing some of the confessional and intimate traits of Piaf’s delivery.
Considering Piaf’s troubled life, close to the rougher Parisian streets, it’s remarkable she made it as far as she did.
Taking the lead role in a play written for her by her new lover, Jean Cocteau, Piaf went on to tour the as yet unoccupied French regions.
‘Le Bel Indifferent’ was a success, and delivered ahead of the imminent Nazi takeover in 1940. She was even linked to the French resistance, all the while managing to perform thanks to a degree of leniency shown by the German occupiers.
If Martha can deliver just half of the drama and intensity with which Piaf lived her life, we are in for a great show.
Made even more special by the ‘one night only’ billing – doors are at 19.15, see you there.Share on Facebook