Anne-Marie Piazza

Trained at The Bristol Old Theatre School


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The Little Gardener

Last month I recorded some work for Darren Clark for Eve Sampson’s production of The Little Gardener for How it Ended Productions.

It’s a wonderful puppetry show for little ones which will be touring this summer.  Here are two of the songs from it:

A Little Bit of Love

Watch Your Garden Grow

Dates and Venue for the tour:

07 – 08 June            Lyric Hammersmith 

25 – 26 June            Greenwich Fair @ GDIF         

27 June                   Moat IslandGDIF

02 – 03 July              Imagine Watford  

17 July                     Latitude Festival  

29 – 30 July              Stockwood Discovery Centre

It is based on the book by Emily Hughes and is an interactive, outdoor theatre adaptation. Performed inside a large glass box, containing a real-life garden, How It Ended tell the story of a little gardener and the garden that meant everything to him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little to make a difference (or at least he felt he was). Will you help the little gardener bring his garden to life? This spellbinding show will melt your heart and get your hands dirty too!

It last 30 mins and is suitable for children over the age of 3

The Creative Team are

Director                 Eva Sampson

Designer               James Lewis

Music & Lyrics      Darren Clark

Dramaturg             Teresa Burns

Performed by        Peter Hobday

Produced in association with Scamp Theatre. Commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, Watford Palace Theatre, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Latitude Festival.

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New Audio: The Little Beach Street Bakery

Extracts from Jenny Colgan’s “The Little Beach Street Bakery” read by Anne-Marie Piazza

Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop.

And so Polly takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread. But what was previously a weekend diversion suddenly becomes far more important as she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, and each loaf becomes better and better. With nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, with local honey (courtesy of local bee keeper, Huckle), and with reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes and bakes . . . And people start to hear about it.

Sometimes, bread really is life . . . And Polly is about to reclaim hers.


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Royal Shakespeare Company recordings

Here are extracts from the work I recorded for the Royal Shakespeare Company in March. Music was written by Edward Gregson for the 1991 production of Henry IV Part 1 and conducted by Bruce O’Neil for this recording in 2014 for the new collection “Henry IV Parts I & II Music & Speeches“ available to buy on the RSC WebSite

Lady Mortimer’s Welsh Song

Doll’s Tavern Song

Te Deum


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Ukulele

Two years ago I started learning the ukulele, planning to teach myself enough to accompany my singing of “Over the Rainbow” and “Moon River” at my friend’s wedding on a beach in Thailand.  Six months in I had also adapted “Hotel California” which became the credit’s to “The Promoter“.  Now with three summers as Musical Director for Sixteen Feet Productions under my belt I’m putting my adaptations on film.  Here is the first film of many..

“Fidelity” by Regina Spektor which was requested for another dear friends’ wedding this summer.