Exposing Edith

Cabaret and Variety (music, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Experience legendary French icon Edith Piaf's life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom such as La Vie En Rose and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. Piaf's songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of her life as recounted by Australian cabaret star Michaela Burger, who takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith's half-sister Momone to Piaf herself, ably supported by co-star Greg Wain on acoustic guitar with subtle use of effect pedals. Winner of Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and Cabaret Award nominee at Fringe World 2016.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is an alternative entrance used for the lift access which FOH will assist and guide with.If not taking the accessible route there are 6 steps up into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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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Leonard Mann 107 days ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated Michaela Burger’s sensitive and accurate performance as “the little sparrow”, (on 200819).
This beautiful lady can really sing!
Although describing an impressionist as ‘being’ the portrayed subject is often a “cliche”, for the entirety of her performance she virtually brought Edith Piaf to life, like no other. Michaela WAS Edith in stature and appearance, as well as through her stunningly beautiful and compellingly assertive voice.
Bravo, Michaela
I hope to see you, again, one day.
Warmest regards
Leonard Mann (to whom you attributed the name Pascal during ‘Milord’).

Angus Simpson 114 days ago

Edith Piaf is alive, brought back to life in the shape and form – and utterly exquisite voice - of Michaela Burger. This is a breathtaking story of the life of France’s international chanteuse. The tragedy, the humour, the torch songs, the ‘loveurs’, it’s all there during this intimate 70 minutes in the company of this tiny and oh-so-versatile cabaret star. If you’re a fan of the ‘Little Sparrow’ you will not be disappointed. If you’re not, you soon will be as you are carried away by outstanding renditions of some of the finest torch songs ever written. The early ones are there and the big ones are there. ‘La vie en rose’ is both delicate and powerful. ’Non, je ne regrette rien’ is given all the respect it deserves, and Michaela’s version of ‘Hymn to love’ is nothing short of a show stopper. Special mention must also be made of Greg Wain on acoustic guitar. This instrument also ‘sings’, in more ways than one. He provides the perfect accompaniment to these wonderful songs – versatile, clever and quite beautiful – and his contribution to ‘Autumn Leaves’ is just spine-tingling. A ‘tour de force’ and a must-see for anyone who loves or cares about music.

joanna bleau 114 days ago

This is a beautiful show - the story of Piaf is wonderfully told through words and music. Michaela’s voice is glorious and the guitar accompaniment is skilful. First class.

Richard Collier 119 days ago

Beautiful, exquisitely crafted show. You don’t need to be fan of Edith Piaf to be swept up by the events of her extraordinary life as recounted in this gem of a show….and you don’t need to speak French either! The key songs are, of course, in beautiful French, but most of the narrative is English. Despite her 4ft 9, Michaela Burger fills the stage with her presence. She doesn’t facially resemble Piaf, but she gives you the full ‘how can that huge voice be coming out of that tiny body’ effect that Piaf did. Her vocal range will give you chills. Perfect support from Greg Wain.

If you miss this, you will definitely have something to regret.

Karen Ciupak 121 days ago

Beautiful show. Wonderful performances. A must-see!

The Ockerts 121 days ago

An incredibly talented singer and guitar playing duo that tells the story of Edith Piaf's life through beautiful song and well-told story.

Aldo 122 days ago

Simply one of the best shows you are ever likely to see at the Fringe. Don't even think twice about it just get a ticket!

Alastair McInnes 122 days ago

A welcome return to the Fringe for a truly talented duo. Well-constructed narration interspersed with beautifully-sung numbers from "Edith". One of the best shows you're likely to see on the Fringe - you'll thank yourself for seeing it.

Mark 124 days ago

An excellent performance in words and song by two very talented performers. Highly recommended.

Jess 125 days ago

I come every year to Fringe and this is an A grade show. The story of Edith Piath's life is a lot more fascinating than I ever imagined and the singing and delivery is on point! Don't be put off by the 70 minutes the time flies, telling all my friends to go see this. And the venue is comfy too.

Mike Scott 128 days ago

First show attended this year, and what a start. A great story, told with great artistry. Nice backing performance as well. Well worth a watch.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

A riveting piece of musical storytelling, Exposing Edith charts the incredible, tragic story of French singing superstar Édith Piaf. Being such a famous star, it might be a story some in the crowd feel they know already. Yet Michaela Burger and Greg Wain chart Piaf’s life like you will never...

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Voice Mag (5/5 stars) 111 days ago

This show was absolutely phenomenal. The performer acting as Edith, Michaela Burger, had the most amazing voice. The way she sung the musical has me captivated and entranced just listening. It was emotional, and extremely well acted. It was the kind of performance that makes your hair stand up on end. It was simply stunning.

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Southside Advertiser (5/5 stars) 111 days ago

0 minutes of sheer joy for anyone who, like me, is a fan of the music of Edith Piaf.

From the moment the diminutive Michaela Burger comes on to the stage as Piaf, demanding to be allowed to sing to Greg Wain’s guitar music, you know you are in for a treat.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

A musical journey through the extraordinary career of the late great Edith Piaf, Exposing Edith is a multi-award winning cabaret show by Michaela Burger. A beautiful tribute to the legend, Exposing Edith chronicles Piaf's wild life both on and off stage. Held together by a terrific central performance by Burger...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

Michaela Burger’s amazing voice accompanied to the music provided by Greg Wain on guitar, results in an outstanding cabaret theatrical production of Edith Piaf’s life and music. ...

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