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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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London SW1Y 6ST
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Sunday - 3-30pm
£20 (note: after Saturday 4 August, all performances are full price)
100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s until Saturday 4 August.
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.