Blanchard's Balloon

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A musical family comedy of stupidity, balloonacy and history set in the time of The French Revolution. Blanchard's Balloons follows the unusual and fascinating lives of Sophie and Jean-Pierre Blanchard, who pioneered the hot air balloon. Watch them as they escape into the crazy world of true balloonacy! Featuring dodgy Americans, Napoleon and Robbespierre. Blanchard's Balloon is a Skopera: Skiffle-Opera. Skiffle, not in a homage to Lonnie Donegan, but music made of homemade objects, playing short punchy songs which tell the story and are packed with humour. And opera in the sense of Soap-Opera not Puccini! Based on a true story and suitable for all the family.