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Those Magnificent Men

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Wed 5-Sat 8 May 2010

Chocks Away for the hilarious, heart stopping story of Alcock and Brown, brought to the stage by Ornate Johnson writers Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon…

By any standards, it’s a classic tale of plucky British pioneers – Captain John Alcock, dashing WW1 fighter pilot, and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, navigational genius with a gammy leg, huddled together against the elements in the tiny timber and canvas cockpit of their converted Vickers Vimy biplane – talk about winging it!


Now critically acclaimed comedy writing duo Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon, founders of the award-winning sketch group the Ornate Johnsons, unite with New Perspectives Theatre Company to turn the story of the race to conquer the skies over the Atlantic into a fast and furious comic tour-de-force. Thrill to the sheer adventuring spirit of our unlikely heroes, marvel at their daredevil aerial antics, and wonder at how the whole bally thing is told with just two actors and a crate full of funny props.

Together Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon’s writing credits range from the stage to television including Spy (The Pulse Festival), Moonlight Over India (Komedia), The Agent (Edinburgh Festival) and Writ In Water (The Brighton Festival), Slightly Filthy (LWT), The Ornate Johnsons' Edwardian Spectacular (BBC 4), Live and Kicking (BBC1) and Basil Brush (CBBC).

Click here for the YouTube trailer

Wonderfully entertaining - has the makings of a West End hit
4 stars - The Times
Full of laughter, pathos and ingenuity - the production has a real feel-good factor
The Stage
Both actors sparkle as a comedy duo with wonderful tongue-in-cheek humour... bravo! Highly commended
British Theatre Guide

By:Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon
Presented by:New Perspectives Theatre Company
Directed by:Daniel Buckroyd
Designer:Helen Fownes-Davies
Lighting:Mark Dymock
Cast includes:Richard Earl & C P Hallam
Performance Times:

Wed-Sat 7.30pm
Sat Matinee 2.30pm


Eves: £15
Concessions: £2.50 off
Mat: £12.50
Concessions: £2.50 off


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