Thursday, 19 October 2023, 8.00pm

Christine Bovill’s award-winning shows Piaf and Paris established her reputation as one of Europe’s finest interpreters of French song. In her new show, which was a complete sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, she travels into the 60s and the Americanisation of French music: le yé-yé. In a time of great cultural change in France, would the high art of chanson survive…?

This new show offers a sexy and delicious celebration of the Golden Age of French song and how it evolved during the Swinging Sixties. Singing in both French and English, she honours many stars including Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and Françoise Hardy.

★★★★★ “Christine Bovill concocts a sublime evening of French pop classics in Paris: From Piaf to Pop, bringing a sense of warm charm, vocal prowess, and knowledgeable insight to the fold” – Culture Fix

★★★★★ “For a brief escape from the troubles of the world, there can be no finer prescription than a healthy dose of Paris” – Braw Theatre

“Christine Bovill is a marvel. Not only does she evoke the spirit of French chanson in every note that she sings, she is one of the best storytellers you will ever encounter.” – Oxford Daily Info

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Published by The Everyman on 1 September 2023

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