We’re giving you the chance to win tickets to Christine Bovill’s Piaf in The Olympia Theatre
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Christine Bovill’s Piaf in the Olympia Theatre on November 9th at 8pm.
A spokesperson for the show wrote:
“After a hugely successful Ireland tour in 2013 and again in 2015, Christine Bovill returns for a third time with her award winning show. 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?
“Her life is as well documented as her legendary voice – a child of the Paris streets who rose, via a tragic life of drink, drugs and death at 48, to become the best-known chanteuse in America and throughout the world.
“She lived the passionate life of a “sacre monstre”, loving, laughing, crying, drinking, taking and giving to excess. There were no half-measures.
“Christine Bovill’s PIAF, as much a play as it is a musical homage, is a 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.”
Watch the trailer for the show below:
“An award-winning songwriter in her own right, 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.”
Tickets for the show can be purchased here.
To be in with a chance to win tickets to see Christine Bovill’s Piaf, simply answer the following question.*
*Only one entry per person, multiple entries from the same person will disqualify the entrant from the competition.
During her Edinburgh Fringe sell out at the Speigeltent, Christine Bovill shared the stage with which friend of Edith Piaf who also composed the song Non, Je ne Regrette Rien?
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