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As my first foray into hand lettered stage props, I was given the fantastic opportunity of helping Sing in French with some signage for the musical theatre production of Pinot the Musical. I slipped in to see the final summer showing for 2016. Although I don't speak French and was way above the demographic age, I had the best time watching Pinot the Musical. In an intimate South West London venue at the Merton Abbey Mills (a most perfectly quaint piece of British history) and it was just so much fun! A ridiculously awesome plot, and epically charming cast, my cheeks were sore from smiling so much.

About Pinot the Musical

{taken from Get Surrey}

Pinot The Musical is a fun, family singalong-in-French show suitable for all ages and especially effective with 8 – 14 year olds (Key Stages 2 and 3) A young Russian cyclist, Petrov Popov, has a dream to win the Tour de France in memory of his champion-cyclist great-grandfather. So he and his Cossack-dancing friends escape from Russia and enter France illegally. Aided by a wily beggar and two rival gangs, Petrov gets a job, changes his name to ‘Pinot Blanc’, acquires a brand new racing bike and does his training in secret between police chases.  After a spell in jail and a dramatic escape, he achieves victory as the winner of the Tour de France and the police give him and his friends their freedom. Kids absolutely love it. The show is an audience participation event.  Sing along with 18 educational songs specially written for this show. Dance styles include Cossack dancing, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Ragtime, Waltz, Bluegrass, Charlston, the Twist,  Tap and more!  Pinot The Musical will leave you and your kids buzzing – in French!’

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