January 1945. Paris has been liberated. Christiane Renée Anne St Requier, an eccentric and acutely myopic Parisian waits at Gare Du Nord for a ticket to England to be reunited with her fiancé. While she waits, this gloriously irrepressible Mademoiselle recounts the story of her love affair with Cyril, a tongue-tied English teacher from Staffordshire.
From a chance encounter at Cheadle tennis club, Chrissy 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. A fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of war.
Described by Lyn Gardner of the Guardian as ' Simple and heartfelt . . . feels like a real labour of love' You're Not Like Other Girl's Chrissy is a fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman's experience of love and war.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of the author's grandmother Christiane, the play was performed at Christiane's retirement home in October 2010, after its premiere at the Edinburgh fringe in August the same year.