Those Magnificent Men
Extra, extra! Read all about it! £10,000 prize for the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight! By any standards, it’s a classic tale of plucky British pioneers - Captain John Alcock, dashing WW1 fighter pilot, and Lieutenant Arthur Whittam Brown, navigational genius with a gammy leg, huddled together against the elements in the tiny cockpit of their converted Vickers Vimy biplane, made almost entirely of wood and canvas - talk about winging it! Now critically-acclaimed comedy writing duo, Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon, have turned 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.
Archive :: production:T212013932, play:S1216722679, venue:V732
Age guide 12+. Running time 2hrs