- June 30, 2021
Francophile alert! For those of us who are missing trips to our continental neighbours and that certain je ne sais quoi then look no further. Brighton Palace Pier is set to become Brighton Palace Pigalle for one night of Gallic glory.
The evening starts with a set from Lo Polidoro who will transport you to the backstreets of Paris with their charming chanson. Lo Polidoro are multi talented musicians who create a real sense of place and time, a world of Gitanes and garlic, of cafes and bistros. You will be transported from Sussex by the sea to to sophistication by the Seine.
And once there the evening will move on to embrace the magic of the little sparrow, the legendary Edith Piaf. Andrew Farr’s critically acclaimed tribute to the brilliant Piaf is not just a concert, it’s far more. It is an insight into the life of the woman, born of circus performers and raised in a brothel by her grandmother, her rise to fame and to notoriety, her conquering of America, her love of men in uniform and her love of life’s excesses too.
Farr’s performance is extraordinary, he simply becomes the diminutive chanteuse, the voice is perfect, each move and nuance simply oozes the essence of Piaf and for the last few years this extraordinary show has been wowing audiences at festivals and across the UK.
Farr’s passion for Piaf goes back to his childhood but was refined and honed whilst working in Paris where he had a regular spot performing her songs in a small bar and restaurant. Now he performs his self penned tribute for audiences who leave feeling that they have experienced the real thing.
Don’t miss out on this magical night, we might have missed Bastille day but let’s storm Brighton Palace Pier and enjoy an evening of French fancy and fun.
Piaf On The Pier & Lo Polidoro
Brighton Palace Pier