You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy

Following smash-hit success at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, Caroline Horton’s critically acclaimed show You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy will be touring up and down the country this Spring, delighting audiences with the extraordinary 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. Amongst 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.

Caroline Horton’s credits include: Heldenplatz (Arcola); Cinderella (Warwick Arts Centre; Art House and Almost 10 (Tangram Theatre, 2009 Edinburgh Festival, nominated for Best Solo Performer in The Stage Awards). Other credits include: Les FEVs: Ou est il?, a clown show performed around France ; Anna in Dreams to My Father (Teasel Theatre company); A Show That Will Save The World! (Potato Theatre, European tour and 2007 Edinburgh Festival); Graceland/Asleep on The Wind (Hen and Chickens); The Revenger’s Tragedy (Theatre Underground); Twelfth Night (Cambridge Arts Centre). Caroline is a member of The Optimists young theatre-makers network in the West Midlands . You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy is Caroline Horton’s first piece as a solo artist. She is currently developing a new show, Mess.

Caroline was born and grew up in Lichfield, while her Grandmother met  her Grandfather in Cheadle (Staffs) and then married him there 6 years later.  Her Grandmother lived in Lichfield until January this year when she died peacefully in a home in Shenstone. Her funeral was at Lichfield Cathedral  on the 27th January.

The show was a Stage award winner at Edinburgh last year and received a host of fantastic reviews, as well as being nominated for the Scotsman Holden Street Theatres award.

Produced by Ed Collier of China Plate, You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy was commissioned by China Plate/Warwick Arts Centre/mac for the Bite Size Festival 2010.


Middlesbrough Town Hall
23rd March, 7.30pm / 01642 729 729

Norden Farm Centre for The Arts
24th March, 7.30pm / 01628 788 997

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
28th March, 7.45pm / 01227 769 075

mac, Birmingham
29th – 30th March, 8pm / 0121 446 3232

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire
31st March, 7.30pm / 01235 515144

The Junction, Cambridge
1st April, 8pm / 01223 511511

PAC, Cheltenham
2nd April, 7.30pm 01242 707338

Craster Memorial Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland
6th April, 7.30pm / 01665 576462

The Cheviot Centre, Wooler, Northumberland
7th April, 7.30pm / 01668 282406

Middleton & Todridge Village Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland
8th April, 7.30pm / 01670 772600

Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall, Kendal , Cumbria
9th April, 8pm / 015395 68498

Cotherstone Village Hall, Cotherstone, County Durham
10th April, 7.30pm / 01833 650827

Oxford Playhouse
11th – 12th April, 7.30pm / 01865 305305

New Greenham Arts, Newbury
13th -14th April, 8pm / 01635 522733

Corn Exchange, Wallingford , Oxfordshire
16th April, 8pm / 01491 825000

Brighton Festival @ Nightingale Theatre
12th -14th May, Thurs, 9pm . Fri, 7pm & 9pm . Sat, 5.30pm & 9pm / 01273 709709