CHRISTINE BOVILL’S PIAF
Celebrating the life and works of Edith Piaf
After a hugely successful Irish tour in 2013, 2015 and again in 2016, Christine Bovill returns to the Everyman with her award winning show. Christine threads her remarkable journey in the world of French Song with the life and works of Edith Piaf.
No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice, singing of life’s triumphs and tragedies. Piaf is both a personal narrative and a powerful musical homage to France’s most endearing 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.
“Bovill conveys the pathetic nature of the song with few gestures, her voice carrying all before her, its honeyed subtleties wringing pathos from every line. Forget the ululating gymnastics of The X Factor or The Voice, this is how you sell a song.” Northern Ireland Culture