The Foundry Group was founded in 2010 by award-winning writing duo Brian Mitchell & Joseph Nixon. Associate members are comedian Joanna Neary, playwrights and actors Ross Gurney-Randall and David Mounfield, writer/performer/director Emma Kilbey, and musicians Eliza Skelton and Stephen Wrigley.
From 3-7th June 2019, the Foundry Group are bringing their fantastic show ‘Those Magnificent Men’ to venues in Ashill, Harling, Attleborough, Shipdham and Necton!
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.