Romantic tale from war-torn France on Broadbent stage

FOLLOWING a smash-hit success at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, Caroline Horton’s critically-acclaimed show, You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy, comes to the Broadbent Theatre next month.

Created and performed by Caroline Horton, it is the true story of her French grandmother’s romance with a tongue-tied English teacher from Staffordshire.

Waiting at Gare Du Nord for the train to England that will reunite her with her fiancé, this irrepressible mademoiselle shares their love story: from a chance encounter at Cheadle Tennis Club to cosmopolitan 1930s Paris – before their inevitable separation by war.

In 2002, Caroline’s grandmother, Christiane, moved into sheltered housing.

Among a lifetime of clutter, Caroline found a shoebox containing Christiane’s wartime letters.

Over several years, she pieced together Christiane’s story from the letters and their conversations about her youth, her romance with Cyril Horton and her memories of occupied France.

Christiane’s stories are full of humour, resilience and her love of life.

The performance will take place on October 16 at 7.30pm and seats cost £8.50 (£7 concession) from www.broadbent.org (no booking fee) or the box office on 01673 885500.

The show is financially assisted by Nottinghamshire County Council (Arts) on behalf of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Rural Touring Partnership.