No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice, singing of life’s triumphs and tragedies. Who was Edith Piaf? And how did she come to represent the spirit of Paris like no one before or since?
Christine Bovill hated French at school; a fact she was happy to share with anyone who would listen. That is, until the 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.
PIAF, as much a play as it is a musical homage, is a funny, poignant and moving theatrical homage to one of France’s most endearing icons; celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf’s story, and Christine’s own remarkable journey in the world of chanson.
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’s incarnation of Piaf is too astonishingly perfect, her voice tails off delicately like a spider’s thread to devastating effect”
Start time: 8.30pm, doors 8pm
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts, giving you plenty of time to find a table, catch up with friends and grab a drink via our app ordering service.
Seating is unreserved.
We advise larger groups to arrive early so you can find seats together.
If the show is sold out, you may need to share a table.