Tue 17 Apr - Sat 21 Apr
Time: 7.45pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes (no interval)
Ticket Information: £16
Producer: York Theatre Royal and Theatre By The Lake
Devised by: Annie Castledine, Steve Trafford and Elizabeth Mansfield
Written by: Steve Trafford
Songs translated by: Steve Trafford
Directed by: Damian Cruden
In a Manhattan hotel room in New York, Edith Piaf rehearses for her last US concert. Eight years earlier in the same hotel 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.
Past, present and future merge in this thrilling performance by Olivier Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Mansfield.
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.
Passionate, memorable and unmissable theatre.
'A compelling portrait of Piaf' ★★★★ The Stage
'Mansfield delivers the famous songs superbly' - The Guardian
'A triumph' - The Independent
'Full of atmosphere and emotion.' - Times & Star
Please note that on Thursday 19 April there will be no performance of Hymn To Love but a conversation with the Company instead.