Presenting the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story.
Nikki Nouveau presents the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Delivered in French and English, this spellbinding and romantic show features classic numbers Padam, La Vie En Rose, Non Je Ne Regrette Rien along with other timeless pieces.
No Regrets eloquently weaves a tale of passion, tragedy and triumph taking the audience on a musical journey through songs right from the earliest days of Piaf’s singing career, when she was singing on street corners, through to the peak of her career as the toast of Paris and New York, and finally her tragic untimely death. Featuring piano and accordion. A must see for lovers of all things French and little sparrow fans.
“Nouveau demonstrated the very best of cabaret with style and grace… She commanded both French and English perfectly to share her well-crafted story about her French idol…."
- Cabaret Scenes Magazine
“An authentic musical experience which drips with talent and skill” – Alt Media
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Minimal technical set-up. Minimum requirements - piano (or keyboard), wireless microphone basic lighting rig.
Nikki Nouveau is a classically-trained vocalist, writer, producer and passionate entertainer. Her glamorous shows have toured internationally with sell-out seasons performing to rave reviews in New York City, Paris, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth.
Nikki made her debut at the 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Festival with her one woman production – Kabaret Dietrich, an embodiment of the immortal memory of Marlene Dietrich. The timeless cabaret features Dietrich classics with accompaniment by piano, accordion and Nouveau playing the musical saw.
2018 also saw Nikki tour with renowned magicians Madotti & Vegas in a new theatrical cabaret production Lost In Venice and popular long running production Paris Underground Cabaret.
Nouveau’s hit show No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story continues to draw great acclaim performing to captivated audiences around Australia. Accompanied by accordion and piano, Nikki weaves French and English narration in between the timeless beauty and emotion of Piaf’s songs.
Bordello Blues created by Nouveau enjoyed a sold-out season at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, along with her debut cabaret Burlesque Assassin which enthralled audiences at Adelaide and Sydney Fringe Festivals and was nominated by The Sydney Morning Herald for ‘Most Thrilling Theatrical Event’.
“Nikki Nouveau is the epitome of class and reinvention” -Theatre People
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
This show is a sincere and well considered tribute to Edith Piaf. It is not an impersonation but a respectful and entertaining production from one artist paying homage to another.
The audience is taken on a musical journey through songs right from the earliest days of Piaf’s singing career, when she was singing on street corners, through to the peak of her career as the toast of Paris and New York, and her tragic and untimely death. A history lesson for those who are less well versed on Piaf’s life and work, and a passionate retelling for the die-hard fans.
Marketing copy, digital assets, images, print material templates, promo footage, biographical material for French language schools
This production reflects upon music's unique ability to connect and transcend beyond words and spoken language. One need not be a French speaker to appreciate the beauty, tragedy and passion embodied within the music.
Members of the community will have the opportunity to take part in short discussions on the life and times of Edith Piaf after the performance, hosted by Nikki Nouveau. Nikki will discuss the significance of the historical songwriting style 'Les Chansons Réalistes' which were popular during war times, depicting tales of poverty, love, loss and death.
The audience will have the opportunity to share their own stories of France's legendary chanteuse, such as how they first heard of Edith Piaf, historical family moments, Piaf's inspiration on listeners as well as the importance of her ongoing legacy.
Stories are universally important to communication. They can be used to keep culture and traditions alive, and to share experiences. Stories shared within different communities can raise awareness of multicultural diversity, foster the exchange of ideas and facilitate further education.