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spring/summer 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 are reviving 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 opens at Waterside Arts Centre on 14th February and plays Leicester Comedy Festival on 15th & 16th. It will also play various airfields and air museums throughout the year and form the centrepiece of the official celebrations Alcock and Brown 100 at Clifden, Connemara. Tour dates here.

Those Magnificent Men – trailer

And in Brighton Fringe, our world premiere of Whaddya Know – We’re in Love! – the hilarious new musical comedy by songwriter Jerry Rulf and playwright Brian Mitchell, starring Radio 4′s David Mounfield – enjoyed rave reviews and a glowing reception. It plays Brighton Open Air Theatre on 11th May. Tour dates to be announced.

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.

January 11th, 2019 | Published in Uncategorized

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