A funny, poignant and moving theatrical homage to one of France’s most endearing icons, Edith Piaf; celebrating some of her best-known songs while threading her story with Christine Bovill’s own remarkable journey into the world of chanson.
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Piaf’s life is as well documented as her legendary voice – a child of the Paris streets who rose, via a tragic life of drink, drugs and death at 48, to become the best-known chanteuse in America and throughout the world. She lived the passionate life of a “sacre monstre”, loving, laughing, crying, drinking, taking and giving to excess. There were no half-measures.
Christine Bovill hated French at school; a fact she was happy to share with anyone who would listen. That is, until a chance discovery of an Edith Piaf record. This would prove a seminal moment in the life of the 14 year old girl from Glasgow- and set Christine on a fateful path through time into the world of France’s greatest musical icon.
Despite the sorrow of Piaf’s story, this is an evening of celebration – a tale of human triumph over tragedy; and, at its heart, a unique performance by a woman widely regarded as one of the finest interpreters of French Song.
7.30pm - 9.20pm
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