After enchanting London and Buenos Aires, Piaf is now performing in Madrid and Creative Culture is proud to have been part of the success story!
This brilliant adaptation of Edith Piaf’s life written by Pam Gems and directed by Jamie Lloyd features Elena Roger who received an Olivier award for her perfect embodiment of the Parisian Sparrow in 2008. The play depicts the singer’s career in a realistic way – from being discovered performing in the streets of Paris, through to her various painful love stories, WW2 in France and her important role in the Résistance, her alcoholism and drug addiction, and the difficult attempt to conquer America. It truly is an enriching experience which makes the audience travel through major historical events, social themes and more personal controversies of life.
The acting parts are spoken in the local language (English in London in 2008 and Spanish in Buenos Aires in 2009 and in Madrid currently) whilst the singing is entirely performed in French. This is where Creative Culture has made the difference, providing Elena and the entire cast with a native French linguistic coach, including translation of the songs, accentuation and pronunciation rules and cultural background to help with the performance. Present already on the project in 2008, Elena Roger was extremely pleased with the quality of service and wished to renew the experience with Creative Culture: “The coaching was very energetic, precise and demanding whilst Melanie's professionalism enabled me to excel in my representation. Without her I wouldn’t have been able to transmit the feelings of the songs with such confidence and authenticity. I am really grateful to her.”
We definitely recommend the play which will be showing until 18th July 2010 at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá in Madrid. For more information please visit: http://www.gruposmedia.com/obra51.html
By Melanie Chevalier