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Vive le Fringe ! 2021: Paris

From 10 August 2021 19:00 to 22 August 2021 20:30


Christine Bovill

1h10mins approx. | 12+
Genre: Music, Cabaret

10-22 August


Admission £20 | £16 Concession
Please note that wearing a face-covering is compulsory in the performance space

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About the show:

Winner of “Spirit Of The Fringe” 2017 in Edinburgh, Glasgow chanteuse, Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, PIAF. In “Christine Bovill’s PARIS”-5 star (Scotsman)- she beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song; a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics. With drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinged spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and more… Come and be transported into a Parisian scented twilight world of song. “She is becoming the stuff of Fringe legend”.

Lauréate de « Spirit Of The Fringe » 2017 à Édimbourg, la chanteuse de Glasgow, Christine Bovill a bâti sa réputation sur le spectacle à succès et guichets fermés, PIAF. Dans « PARIS » - 5 étoiles (Scotsman) - elle vous fait replonger dans l’âge d’or de la chanson française ; un demi-monde de héros et de parias, de cyniques et de romantiques meurtris. Avec drame et vigeur, le spectacle jette un coup de projecteur teinté de sépia sur les chansons et les histoires de Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour… Venez et laissez-vous transporter dans un univers parisien. "Elle devient la définition d’une légende du Fringe"

The Scotsman
"Bovill is a great storyteller and she brings the songs to life with terrific panache and dramatic flair."

Sunday Times
“ Something that will stay with you for the rest of your life….I wasn’t prepared for the effect her voice would have on me.”

Nicholas Parsons
"The most astonishing performer"

Charles Dummont
"I love her. She sings so beautifully"

Dillie Keene
"Old fashioned genius"

“A sonic combination of dark chocolate and cigarettes”

“That voice, which is once heard, never forgotten”

David Petherick EdinburghFestival.org
“Bovill’s stage presence and voice are exquisite …This is indeed five star entertainment.”

Culture Northern Ireland
"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. Forget the ululating gymnastics of The X Factor or The Voice, this is how you sell a song"


Face coverings are compulsory to move around the building. A one-way system is in place throughout the building with an entrance via George IV Bridge only and exit via West Parliament Square. Hand sanitisers are available in the building. Find out more about what we are doing to keep you safe here.

Booking is mandatory. Please book your ticket online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your ticket.

Access Details
Institut français d’Ecosse, Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (1st Floor)
West Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
The IFE and its Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access.

Institut Français Écosse 2022