CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
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. 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. Devised by Annie Castledine, Steve Trafford and Elizabeth Mansfield Performers Elizabeth Mansfield. AuthorSteve Trafford.ProducerTheatre by the Lake.ProducerYork Theatre Royal.TranslationSteve Trafford.DirectorDamian Cruden.LightingAndrew J Lindsay.SoundYvonne Gilbert.