Those Magnificent Men take flight at theatre

PUBLISHED: 22:00 22 September 2011 | UPDATED: 22:00 22 September 2011

Those Magnificent Men will be flying high at the Hertford Theatre

Those Magnificent Men will be flying high at the Hertford Theatre


A CLASSIC tale of plucky British pioneers will take audiences on a flight of fancy at the Hertford Theatre next week.

Chocks away for Those Magnificent Men, which plays at The Wash venue on Friday, September 30 from 7.45pm.

New Perspective, the East Midlands’ leading touring theatre company, is reviving critically-acclaimed comedy writing duo Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon’s production for a national tour following a run at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Those Magnificent Men is the hilarious and heart-stopping story of the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight.

Dashing World War One fighter pilot Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, a navigational genius with a gammy leg, are huddled together against the elements in the tiny timber and canvas cockpit of their converted Vickers Vimy biplane – talk about winging it!

Jump on board for a fast and furious comic tour-de-force in a race to conquer the skies over the Atlantic.

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.

Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon were born in Mansfield and started writing together at school. In 1992, they founded the award-winning sketch group The Ornate Johnsons – the ‘best sketch group since Python’, according to The Guardian – and were winners of the 2006 Brighton Festival Best Comedy Award.

Tickets for Those Magnificent Men cost £14, and £12 concessions, and £8 for groups of 10 or more.

To book tickets contact the box office on 01992 531500 or go online at – click on link above right.

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