3 June: "Those Magnificent Men" - Ashill
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.
Tickets: £5 including refreshments. Reserving tickets is recommended you can do this by calling: 01362 656870
Start Time: 2pm
Venue: Ashill Community Centre
The show is supported by Silver Social, which is an ambitious programme of daytime events aimed at older people, in community venues across Breckland. The project uses a range of art forms, delivered by professional artists, to promote participation and independent living in our communities. The Silver Social holds events in libraries, village halls and other familiar community spaces, in target areas across Breckland including Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough, Watton, Thetford, Ashill, Necton, Shipdham and Harling. The scheme is funded by the Arts Council England, Breckland Council and Norfolk County Council.
Last updated: 16/04/2019 14:25:08