Following the Government's announcement on Monday 22 February, this event is no longer able to take place as planned. We are working on new dates and will contact all ticket holders as soon as possible with more information.

“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).

Cabaret-Style Seating – Limited Availability

Experience Piaf up close as we transform our Theatre into a Parisian bar. Book early to secure your cabaret-style seats next to the stage.


Writer Pam Gems
Director Adam Penford
Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Musical Director Alex Parker
Casting Director Will Burton CDG



School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased. Find out more about School Visits here or book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Find out more about Group Visits here or book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you (free of charge for Playhouse Pass). These will be delivered no later than two weeks before the performance is due to take place.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description and a Dementia-Friendly performance for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.