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summer/autumn 2019

The Foundry Group is a band of writers and performers committed to producing affordable, popular, intelligent touring shows with a broad appeal.

Those Magnificent Men

2019 is the centenary of Alcock and Brown’s legendary pioneering transatlantic flight and to celebrate we revived our popular production of Mitchell & Nixon‘s hit play ‘Those Magnificent Men’, which tells the hilarious and gripping story of this truly British First. The show opened at Waterside Arts Centre on 14th February to a full house and has continued to sell out throughout the year. It tours various airfields and air museums and forms the centrepiece of the official celebrations Alcock and Brown 100 at Clifden, Connemara and at Bexley and Brooklands. Tour dates here.

Those Magnificent Men – trailer

And Whaddya Know – We’re in Love! – our ‘irresistible’ (FringeReview) new musical comedy by songwriter Jerry Rulf and playwright Brian Mitchell, starring Radio 4’s David Mounfield – kicked off a tour at Brighton Open Air Theatre to a glowing reception. See our tour dates here.

The Ministry of Biscuits

In February our revival of The Ministry of Biscuits, the acclaimed musical comedy by best-selling novelist Philip Reeve (author of ‘Mortal Engines’ – now a major Peter Jackson movie) and playwright/composer Brian Mitchell, came to London where it won high praise from critics:

“It’s a clever jolly romp, unlike anything else around. Charmingly old fashioned, and courageous for being so. Go and relish its hard-working cast, its period humour, and the biscuit that you get with your programme. I enjoyed it immensely.” – Leon Ferguson, Musical Theatre Review

The show is generally available for booking.

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Photos by Louise Clarkson.

August 26th, 2019 | Published in Uncategorized

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