Christine Bovill’s award-winning Paris established her reputation as one of Europe’s finest interpreters of French song. In her new show, she travels into the 60s and the Americanisation of French music: le yé-yé. A time of great cultural change in France, would the high art of chanson survive...?
This new show - a smash-hit sell out at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe - 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 Francoise Hardy.
Edinburgh Fringe reviews:
“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
Running time: 90 minutes + 20 minute interval