PIAF @ Bridewell Theatre

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Following the success at the Brighton Fringe 2015, Pam Gems’ PIAF, directed by Jari Laakso, has its much anticipated return to the London stage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of France’s most loved cultural icon, Édith Piaf.

On the streets of 1930s Paris, a young woman sings for passers by. Thirty years later, the same woman’s death draws tens of thousands of mourners on to the city’s streets, brings traffic to a halt, and leaves a legacy of music that remains strong to this day.

What lies in the time between, is the incredible true story of Édith Piaf, ‘the little sparrow’. PIAF unveils the spectacular and turbulent world of the legendary singer, incorporating live performance of her timeless music to tell her tale from sensational rise to devastating fall.

PIAF will show at the Bridewell Theatre in London from 30th October to 14th November 2015, with previews on 28th and 29th October 2015.

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Blackwinged Creatives, founded in 2014, is a young and dynamic practice in arts management and producing. We have been working with artists who cross boundaries of culture, geography and creative disciplines, in the UK and internationally.

We are based in London, the heartbeat of Europe’s creative scene, where the diversity of artistic voices in the city never fails to amaze. Keeping ourselves on the pulse, we attend a variety of performances, exhibitions and events, from small-scale grassroots work to large productions by established institutions.


The Bridewell Theatre opened in 1994, breathing new life and purpose into a long derelict Victorian swimming pool. The theatre is now run as a Receiving House, providing both professional and amateur productions, and schools and colleges, with a central London, Off West End venue to present their productions. Additionally, since 2005, it are home to Lunchbox Theatre, a bite sized slot where local City workers can bring their own food and drink and enjoy a forty five minute theatrical performance.