"Obligatory viewing for any Francophile"
by Rebecca Wall for remotegoat on 18/08/16

Sarah is a lady of a certain age, a chanteuse with tales to tell of love and life in London and Paris, Tokyo and Rome. In a show which should be obligatory viewing for any modern languages student about to embark on their year abroad, she sings of her joy at arriving in the city of light as a wide-eyed 25 year-old, her wonder at its beauty, and frustration as she grapples with its daily challenges. As her tale unfolds, she takes a knowing look at the British fascination with les Galois, the delights of French haute cuisine, and, most poignantly, love and loss in the world's most beautiful city. Often hilarious, occasionally moving, this show is a must for any Francophile. It is a tale of a life lived and enjoyed to the full, a sort of anti 'Eat, Pray, Love', which never the less left me wanting to sit down with Sarah and seek her advice on life (and just how to deal with those Gallic shrugs!) over a glass of good French wine.

This hour-long Edinburgh Fringe production is an abridged version of the full play, and I would be intrigued to know what amusing escapades have been missed.

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