Hymn To Love

An extraordinary musical homage to Edith Piaf, Hymn to Love explores love, loss and longing with 13 of Piaf's songs, each given fresh meaning in vibrant new translations.
Hymn To Love at Jermyn Street Theatre

Image: Jermyn Street Theatre


Genre: Play with music
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre
Started: Wednesday 25 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 18 August 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (approx, inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available


Damian Cruden directs.

Cruden is Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal, and his production of The Railway Children won an Olivier Award in 2011.

Elizabeth Mansfield plays Piaf.

Mansfield was nominated for a Best Actress Olivier Award for her performance as Marie Lloyd in Marie, and has worked at most of the UK's leading theatres.


"I'm singing tonight.

There's nothing else.

Nothing but singing."

In a Manhattan hotel room, Edith Piaf rehearses for her last US concert.

But for Piaf the hotel holds memories.

Eight years earlier 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.

An extraordinary musical homage to Piaf, Hymn to Love explores love, loss and longing with 13 of Piaf's songs, each given fresh meaning in vibrant new translations.

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Postal address:
16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

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Previews from:Wednesday 25 July 2018

Press night:Friday 27 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 18 August 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm



Wednesday 25 July - Thursday 26 July. £15.00



£20 (note: after Saturday 4 August, all performances are full price)

100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s until Saturday 4 August.


Elizabeth Mansfield


Author: Devised by Annie Castledine, Steve Trafford, and Elizabeth Mansfield
Composer: Songs by Edith Piaf
Lyricist: Songs translated by Steve Trafford
Director: Damian Cruden
Lighting: Andew J Lindsay
Sound: Yvonne Gilbert
Production: A Theatre by the Lake and York Theatre Royal co-production, in association with Ensemble.

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