7th March, 2014
Spotlight on Edith Piaf, as Moving On Theatre puts sponsorship opportunities centre stage
Moving On Theatre believes that everyone deserves to live their dream.
That's why this theatre company was formed: to give mature actresses the opportunity to go out, sing, direct and play brilliant parts - and not just do bit parts because of their age.
"Currently there is an exciting opportunity to sponsor our production of off-Broadway show Piaf: Love Conquers All. We're going to all the festivals and touring nationwide this year with this great show around Edith Piaf's life and music.
"There are great reviews on our website (see below the review from a BAFTA-winning director), as well as a selection of videos. We'd be delighted to discuss a mutually beneficial partnership".
Edith Piaf: Love Conquers All - notes on the show by Steve Gough, BAFTA-winning writer and director
I was hugely entertained and moved by this wonderful show performed with flare and confidence by Laurene Hope. From the first moments Lauren commanded the stage with confidence and subtlety. She did not attempt to mimic Piaf, but created her own persona based on the highs and lows of Piaf's prodigious, yet ultimately very fragile talent. The play dramatically revealed that fatal path of addiction and broken relationships which blights so many lives, now as then. Yet throughout we are moved by Piaf's hunger for love, life and spiritual fulfilment. Her music was like the beat of her heart, she must sing to survive - to meet both the joy and the pain of her fatally scarred existence.
This one-person show is enriched by the performance of a number of Piaf's most popular, enduring songs. And Lauren possesses a powerful singing voice, full of feeling, sensitivity and character, which admirably conveys Piaf's legendary musical talent. All the ranges of emotion are covered: from naïve, child-like joy to the depths of despair - and the desire for the final oblivion of death. But in the end this is energetic, life-affirming theatre, a show which will leave you entertained, moved and uplifted.
Contact: Mrs. Ottewill
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