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Spring/Summer 2017

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


Gilbert (No Sullivan)

Gilbert (No Sullivan), our lively adaptation of tall tales and bonkers ballads by comic genius W. S. Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame), has been very warmly welcomed and reviewed on a twenty-two date tour. Performed by Radio 4 regular David Mounfield and the Ornate Johnsons’ Brian Mitchell, the show, supported by Arts Council England, tours again in May and plays the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate as 6th August. Tour dates here.

Gilbert (No Sullivan) – trailer

As a sister project to this show, the Foundry Group, supported by The Lantern Theatre, is producing a double bill of Gilbert’s masterly and unfairly neglected short plays ‘Sweethearts’ and ‘The Hooligan’. This is a special event for Brighton Fringe and lasts only nine performances. Tickets here.

Those Magnificent Men

Chocks away! Following two highly popular tours, there are still a few performances of our acclaimed production of Mitchell & Nixon‘s hit play Those Magnificent Men – the nail-biting, side-splitting true story of Alcock and Brown and the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight. Tour details here.

Those Magnificent Men – trailer

And in August, An Audience with Henry VIII plays Edinburgh Fringe. details tba.

We also have new shows coming up – see the ‘In Development’ section on the top right bar of this page.

For information on all our shows for 2017, please go to SHOWS on the toolbar.

January 12th, 2017 | Published in Uncategorized

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Love in The Blue Peter Garden

Written and directed by Brian Mitchell (co-writer of Edinburgh hits Those Magnificent Men and Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks) Associate Director: Guy Picot Originally co-developed with The Nightingale Theatre and The Yvonne Arnaud Mill Studio in a production supported by Arts Council England “An unqualified success…This was drama of the highest quality – delivered with [...]

Mississippi, Worthing

By Louise Law and Brian Mitchell

“An incredibly engaging piece of theatre.” – Maddog Magazine.

Anguished yet hilarious new comedy of parents, pills, booze, burgers, mud pies and meat orders in 1987.

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