Christine Bovill’s PIAF set for the Lyric
Christine threads her remarkable journey in the world of French Song with the life and works of Edith Piaf. No glamour. 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 one of France’s most endearing icons.
An award-winning songwriter in her own right, Bovill has toured throughout Europe with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow, appearing on BBC News, ITV and on BBC Radio 4’s series Soul Music. During her sold out run at the Famous Spiegeltent, 2012 Edinburgh Festival, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and, most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. They performed several songs together to close the show.
“Something that will stay with you for the rest of your life”
“Bovill’s voice is remarkable, note-perfect and deftly achieving the husky,
trembling vibrato needed to carry these songs “
She now returns to Belfast having wowed audiences in January at the Black Box as part of the Out to Lunch festival. PIAF runs on the Danske Bank Stage on Thursday 19 November and Friday 20 November. All tickets £22.50.
For more information on the Lyric’s season or to book, go to www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or contact the Box Office on (028) 9038 1081.