Vault Festival 2016: Christine Bovill's Piaf
A Parisian scented twilight world of the finest chanson
London's biggest arts festival is returning: make your way underground for six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos at Vault Festival. With more than 100 different shows spread across eight incredible venues, you're not going to find anything else like it above or below ground any time soon. 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, 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 Spiegeltent, 2012 Edinburgh Festival, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. Piaf was awarded the Fringe laurels for Total Sell Out Show 2011 and 2012 and received five-star reviews in many well-respected reviews, including one from The Scotsman. Show takes place in the Brick Hall space. Running time is approx 75 minutes.
"A vibrant, varied programme…a brilliant place to spot new talent.”