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Writer : Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon

Toured Spring 2010 / Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 & September - November 2011

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£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 Whitten Brown, navigational genius with a gammy leg, huddled together against the elements in the tiny timber and canvas cockpit of their converted Vickers Vimy biplane – 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.

Those Magnificent Men was commissioned as part of New Horizons, a three year talent development partnership between New Perspectives and East Midlands Airport and toured to critical and audience acclaim in early 2010.

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