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.
An award-winning songwriter in her own right, and recipient of Spirit of the Fringe, Bovill
has toured throughout Europe and the Far East with her self-penned homage to the Little
Sparrow, appearing on BBC Newsnight and on BBC Radio 4’s series, Soul Music. During
her Edinburgh Fringe sell-out run at the Famous Speigeltent, 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. PIAF was awarded the Fringe laurels for Total Sell Out Show 2011 and 2012. It received 5
STAR reviews from some of the most respected publications (including The Scotsman).
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.