Streamed live from the Nottingham Playhouse stage for you to enjoy from the comfort of home.

“You don’t have to stay in the gutter just because you were born there…”

Born Edith Gassion in 1915, no one could have predicted Edith Piaf’s phenomenal rise to fame – from singing in the streets of Paris to becoming one of France’s biggest international stars, her voice is still revered to this day. But her extraordinary talent was matched with an equally extraordinary personal life…

Pam Gems’ sensational and emotionally-charged play explores the highs and lows of the enigmatic yet fragile singer’s life and features some of Piaf’s most famous songs, including La Vie en RoseHymne à l’amour and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.

Piaf is directed by Adam Penford (An Enemy of the PeopleThe Madness of George IIIWonderland) and stars Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George, EastEnders) in the title role.

How It Works

At the time of booking, you’ll be sent an email with an e-ticket attached.

The e-ticket will contain two links to our website. The first link will first take you to a login screen, as access to the livestream will be tied to your Nottingham Playhouse account. Please enter the email and password you used at the point of booking.

Once logged in, the second link will take you to the page where the livestream will be hosted. If you are testing the link in advance (which we recommend you do to avoid delays on the day), you’ll see a message letting you know you’re in the right place.

On the day of the show, simply repeat the above process. Once you reach the event page, you’ll see a Zoom screen has appeared on the page as the event will be ran via Zoom. You don’t need a Zoom login, but if you’d like to create a free account you can do this here.

If you don’t receive your e-ticket straight away after purchasing, please check your spam/junk folders. You can find help and advice about our digital performances on our FAQs page.

We look forward to welcoming viewers from all over the world for this special livestream. Please be aware that the show will begin at 7.30pm BST, so those in another time zone are advised to check the start time carefully. 


4 rating
The Telegraph
4 rating
Reviews Hub
5 rating
East Midlands Theatre
“Jenna Russell captures the tragedy in this rags-to-riches story”
The Guardian
“a tour de force”
East Midlands Theatre


Jenna Russell
Piaf Jenna Russell
Louis Gaunt
Theo/Marcel/Jacques Louis Gaunt
Samuel James
Bruno Samuel James
Laura Pitt-Pulford
Marlene/Eddie/Madeleine Laura Pitt-Pulford
Joseph Prowen
Louis Barrier/Little Louis Joseph Prowen
Garry Robson
Leplee/Butcher/Vaimber Garry Robson
Sally Ann Triplett
Toine Sally Ann Triplett
Matthew Woodyatt
Raymond/Inspector/Charles Matthew Woodyatt
Zheng Xi Yong
Lucien/Emil/Boxer/Georges Zheng Xi Yong


Writer Pam Gems
Director Adam Penford
Musical Director, Arranger and Orchestrator Gareth Valentine
Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Sound Designer Ella Wahlström
Movement Director Georgina Lamb
Dialect Coach Félicité du Jeu
Company & Stage Manager Jane Eliot-Webb
Deputy Stage Manager Richard Lodge
Louise Pearson Assistant Stage Manager
Wigs Supervisor Betty Marini
Wardrobe Supervisor Emma Waugh
Casting Director Will Burton CDG