Echoes of Paris

Musicals and Opera (jazz, music)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A carefree young girl escapes to Paris and, mesmerised by the bright lights and smoky jazz bars, she falls in love. Then war breaks out. This intimate exploration of love and loss fuses art, music and jazz, to create an iconic soundscape of the City of Love. Soprano Alaw Grug Evans and pianist Jake Sternberg thread songs through Ollie Khurshid’s heart-felt script. Drawing on a broad musical palette, from Poulenc to Porter, this is a heart-felt musical love letter to Paris.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access to box office, bar, and performance space up one flight of stairs to first floor (no lift). For this performance space: Space is up full flight of stairs and one quarter-flight of stairs up from courtyard, 25 steps in total, the main full flight approx 1m wide, and the final quarter flight approx 0.8m wide.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Michael Colao 38 days ago

Our view was mixed. It was very well-sung, and the evocation of Paris in the first have was quite strong. However, in most musicals, the songs really move the plot along, and in this one, they really didn't. They were evocative, and illustrative, but rarely plot points, and the few songs that do move the plot (such as Cole Porter's Begin the Beguine), were from other musicals. We found it enjoyable, but it was a slow evocative piece in an overheated small and uncomfortable room.

Kirk Kilbane 44 days ago

This is, indeed art. Credit to the writer and actors. I have visited Paris many times and the unwavering love continues; the story told in the first half echos my same emotions (very well done). The twist of the second half left me captivated! This is very impressive and the highlight of my day at the Fringe. Look forward to next year guys!

Altora Lin 45 days ago

The music and songs are sooooo beautiful that give me goosebumps and almost tears! Definitely recommended for jazz lovers!

Elizabeth White 46 days ago

Ah…this was so good. I booked tickets ages ago based on the show description and really wasn’t sure what to expect. This show is stunningly beautiful, a moving story, fantastic piano playing, stunning (I’ve used that word twice now!) singing, a wonderful choice of music. Hauntingly beautiful jazz mixed with some of the finest French Art songs. I couldn’t stop crying! Please go and see this and support these performers ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Luke River 46 days ago

One of a very small number of things in life that genuinely deserve the description 'art'. It was amazing. I cried. Twice.

Rowan Creighton 47 days ago

5 Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A delicate musical touching on love, loss and remembrance, conveyed through interwoven french and english songs and poetry backed by beautiful jazz piano. Both actors had fantastic voices which in combination with the masterful piano (much of which was improvised so I am told) resulted in a true sonic spectacle. This touching story has left a lasting impression and is a definite highlight of the fringe!

Fred Davidson 47 days ago

Saw this show earlier in the week. It was exceptional, and deserves a much larger stage. One not to be missed. Bravo!

Amelia Mauger 47 days ago

5 stars. I was transported to wartime Paris by Alaw and Jake in this intimate, moving, creatively devised show. Such musicality. A standing ovation from the audience was well deserved.

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