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'Those Magnificent Men' - The Foundry Group


2019 is 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. 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.

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 show with thrills, spills and uproarious comedy.

Join us at one of the following venues:

  • Monday 3rd June, 2pm-3.30pm at Ashill Community Centre

  • Tuesday 4th June, 2pm-3.30pm at Harling Old School Village Hall

  • Wednesday 5th June, 2pm-3.30pm at Attleborough Town Hall

  • Thursday 6th June, 2pm-3.30pm at Shipdham All Saints Church

  • Friday 7th June, 2pm-3.30pm at Necton Community Centre

Tickets: £5 including refreshments. Reserving tickets is recommended using the form below or by calling: 01362 656870.

Transport: If you need assistance to attend the event, please contact us using the form below or by calling 01362 656870.

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