Doors Open 18:30
Foundry Group present: "Those Manificent Men"
2019 was the centenary of one of the greatest moments of aviation history and a truly British First – the first ever non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
The nail-biting, side-splitting true story of this daredevil flight by pilot Capt. John Alcock and navigator Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown is told in the hit stage play ‘Those Magnificent Men’ by acclaimed writing duo Mitchell & Nixon, originally produced by New Perspectives Theatre Company in 2010/2011 and revived in 2015 by The Foundry Group. (Joseph Nixon has just been nominated for an Olivier Award for best comedy play, 'The shark is broken').
In the tiny open cockpit of a converted Vickers biplane, Alcock and Brown flew from Newfoundland through dense fog, sleet, snow and hail – sometimes upside down – to Ireland and worldwide celebrity.
To commemorate this centenary, the Foundry Group is once more reviving its highly popular production, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield (‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’) and writer/performer Brian Mitchell (‘The Ministry of Biscuits’) who endeavor to tell the epic tale with just cardboard, two stools and some left-over props.
So strap yourself in and cry “Chocks away!” for a night of thrills, spills and uproarious comedy.
‘Wonderfully entertaining….has the makings of a West-End hit.’ – The Times
‘An up, up and away fringe hit! Spiffing perfection.’ – The Daily Telegraph
There will be a fish and chip supper during the interval, included in the ticket price. If you would prefer a vegan option, we offer Vegan "sping roll. leave a comment when ordering your plaices. Sorry - places.
Doors Open: 6:30PM. There is a bar. Of course.
This event is not suitable for children of 12 or under. Any children aged 12+ must be accompanied by an adult.
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