Christine Bovill's Piaf
  • Edinburgh Fringe

'There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in' (Graham Greene). 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 lifes triumphs and tragedies. Piaf is both a personal narrative and a powerful musical homage to Frances most endearing icon. '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' (