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Exposing Edith

25th November 2019
Royalty Theatre

7.00pm - show running time 75mins
Booking Fee Applicable

An award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French star, Edith Piaf
From critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide
Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, 10 Days On The Island, Fringe World 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
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.
Winner of International Cabaret Contest and nominated for Best Cabaret Fringeworld,
Perth, Libbi Gorr, ABC Melbourne called the show “Sublime!”, Glam Adelaide said it
was “moving and hypnotic, more than worthy of the standing ovation”, RipitUp reported
“absolutely stunning, possibly the closest you’ll get to Piaf in this day and age ” and
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 ”.
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



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