Those Magnificent Men
Thursday 6th October, 7.30pm, £9 / £7.50 (conc) / £5 (students)
Award-winning company the Foundry Group is proud to recreate 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 and revived by The Foundry Group. In the tiny open cockpit of a converted Vickers biplane, they flew from Newfoundland through dense fog, sleet, snow and hail – sometimes upside down – to Ireland and worldwide celebrity.
Starring Foundry Group regular, Murray Simon (‘The Ministry of Biscuits’) and writer/performer Brian Mitchell (‘The Ornate Johnsons’) who endeavour 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.
Suitable for ages 7+
Running time 100 minutes + interval
From the co-writer of ‘The Shark Is Broken’.
‘Wonderfully entertaining….has the makings of a West-End hit.’ – The Times
‘An up, up and away fringe hit! Spiffing perfection.’ – The Daily Telegraph