Pinot! The Musical is the fun-packed comedy musical that makes learning French exciting!
Set in Paris, the story of Pinot! The Musical follows the adventures of Pinot, a young Russian cyclist with a dream – to win the Tour de France! Follow him and his Cossack dancing friends on their thrilling journey! On his way, Pinot meets colourful characters, including a beggar and a bag lady and a clumsy policeman who keeps chasing him. He wins over two rival gangs, procures a racing bike, endures a spell in jail and undergoes gruelling training – learning French along the way! The show’s catchy songs make learning French easy for children of all ages – and you won’t be able to resist singing along!
The story is told in English and there are four English songs in addition to the French songs. French song topics include: the days of the week, the alphabet, the numbers, or the months of the year. The show is designed for anyone with an interest in French to brush up their skills or learn a few basics from scratch – while having a great time singing along!
The one hour show is written and produced by Marie Atallah, whose inspiration for Pinot! The Musical came from the belief that learning languages enriches lives and should be fun.
In 2010 the show was part of the IYAF International Youth Arts Festival of Kingston upon Thames and since then has been professionally performed at the Lost Theatre, the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge and the Colour House Theatre. School performances and workshops have taken place regularly throughout the UK.
The international cast, whose credits include West End theatre shows, international and UK tours and TV and feature film appearances, are led by directors and choreographers Deborah Swain and recent RADA graduate Adrian Klein.
16 school performances: Tues 2nd May to Fri 5th May 10.30am and 1.30pm; Tues 13 June to Fri 16 June 10.30am and 1.30pm.
4 performances to the general public on Saturday 6 May and Saturday 17 June at 2.00pm and 4.30pm
So much energy and talent from the performers! Loved all the humour in it- the new scenes with the ‘poster dances’ ( the kids loved that!) Love the dancing and the music…
I would just like to say what a wonderful time myself and the pupils from Harris Academy Merton had on Wednesday watching Pinot the Musical. The pupils really enjoyed the performance and it has already noticeably inspired and motivated them in their French studies. I think that the level of French was pitched just right and the songs were a fantastic learning tool. The cast were brilliant and truly professional and the pupils loved all of the characters. I would recommend Pinot to any school.
Teacher of French
Harris Academy Merton
Absolutely brilliant again today! The children loved it and the staff who accompanied were raving about it. By far the best theatre production I’ve seen for children in terms of language learning- so fun and engaging and on so many different levels . For me personally, going to see live theatre is something I love, and especially when it involves young talent. It was lovely to hear the children singing the songs on the walk back!! I must keep going with them so they never forget! Did I tell you that my Mum, in her 80s, could still remember the French songs she learnt at primary age?
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