Caroline Horton

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You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy

Nominated: Olivier Award Winner: Best Solo Performance - The Stage Awards theatre
Producer China Plate Director Omar Elerian & Daniel Goldman Starring
  • Caroline Horton
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    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

    A one-woman show about a young French woman's quest for love during World War II. You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy premièred at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and Caroline won The Stage Awards Best Solo Performer Award.

    Chrissy was shortlisted for Adelaide Best Theatre Performer 2011, Holden Street Theatres Award 2010 and New Writing South Best New Play Award 2011. In 2013 Chrissy was nominated for an Olivier Award.

    January 1945, Paris is liberated. Christiane waits in Gare Du Nord for a ticket to England where she will be reunited her with her fiance. Whilst she waits, this gloriously irrepressible Madmoiselle recounts the extraordinary love story between her, an eccentric, acutely myopic Parisienne and a tongue-tied teacher from Staffordshire. From a chance encounter at Cheadle tennis club, their story takes us on to cosmopolitan 1930s Paris before their inevitable separation by war. A separation which she hopes, today will finally come to an end.

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    provoked one of the most overtly emotional responses of any show I saw with people welling up in the final moments Natsha Tripney
    Music OMH


    funny but also incredibly moving. Dan Heap
    Fest


    this simple and heartfelt show feels like a real labour of love Lyn Gardner
    The Guardian


    perfectly formed one-woman-show... immaculately judged and utterly irresistible Stewart Pringle
    Exeunt


    I started sobbing with what I can only describe as pure joy... a powerful example of the indomitability of love, family and the human spirit Terri Paddock
    What's On Stage


    This is the type of performance that anyone with a love of theatre, anyone with a love of humanity and certainly anyone with a love of life should see Charlie Hughes-D'Aeth
    Fringe Review


    engaging, poignant solo show Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard


    a genuinely engrossing story. And ludicrous as she may at first appear, we increasingly feel for Chrissie Andrzej Lukowski
    Time Out


    gathers in both charm and emotional engagement until even a hardened hack may be on the brink of tears. Ian Shuttleworth
    Financial Times
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