Exposing Edith

An award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French star, Edith Piaf   

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Academy, Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.

Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.

Created and performed by Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds. Having explored the undertones of Piaf’s vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain have created their own unique interpretations of Piaf’s work, using voice and acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Burger has been dubbed as Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’ with The Age describing her as “A blazing life force in her evocation of Piaf” and Planet Arts Melbourne stating “an enormously deep and tremendous voice, with a richness of passion. The interpretation is so near to perfect and the resemblance to Piaf so uncanny, I felt tingles down my spine”.

Winner of International Cabaret Contest and nominated for Best Cabaret Fringeworld, Perth

Glam Adelaide said it was “moving and hypnotic, more than worthy of the standing ovation”

Kryztoff gave it five stars saying “A brilliant portrayal of [Piaf’s] vulnerability, feistiness, strength and passion…the initially restrained audience were soon drawn into exuberant applause, laughter, cheering and sighing ”.

Swan Hill Town Hall PACC

Friday 20 October
Front Doors/Bar open at 6.30pm.  Doors to auditorium seating open at 7.00pm 
Show commences at 7.30pm
Adults $39.00
Senior/Pensioner/Health Care Card $35.00
Student $35.00
Group 6+ $30.00
Tickets available from Swan Hill Region Information Centre
1800 625 373
or  the link below for online sales