Thursday, April 25

Strong cast announced for Piaf at Leeds Playhouse

A year later than originally intended Leeds Playhouse has announced a strong cast for Piaf telling the extraordinary life story of the world-renowned chanteuse.

Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell will play the troubled French singing legend, with Sally Ann Triplett now confirmed alongside her in the role of Toine, who was Piaf’s close friend and trusted confidante.

Russell and Triplett are friends themselves but have not performed together since the original West End production of Sondheim’s Follies 30 years ago.

Olivier Award-nominated actress Laura Pitt-Pulford will play Marlene Dietrich and Garry Robson takes the role of Louis Leplee, the nightclub owner who discovered Piaf. 

Louis Gaunt will play Piaf’s husband Theo, Matthew Woodyatt is Raymond, Joseph Prowen plays Louis, and Zheng Xi Yong will take the role of Lucien.

PIAF runs in the Courtyard Theatre at Leeds Playhouse from Friday 23rd July to Saturday 7th August, including seven socially-distanced performances.

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