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Brian Mitchell

Brian is a founder member and the artistic director of multiple award-winning company The Foundry Group. With Joseph Nixon he co-wrote the hit national touring shows ‘Those Magnificent Men’ (New Perspectives), ‘Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks’, and ‘Gilbert (No Sullivan)’ (currently touring). Together they were also head-writers for their sketch group The Ornate Johnsons (BBC4), the LWT series ‘Slightly Filthy’, and Radio 4’s ‘Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up’. They were chief contributors for ‘The Cheeky Guides’ and for nine years wrote a weekly column for Brighton’s ‘Latest 7’ magazine. As well as having various other television and stage writing credits to his name – including, with prize-winning author Philip Reeve, the musical comedy ‘The Ministry of Biscuits’ and his highly acclaimed solo play ‘the October Revolutions’ (South East tour 2009) – he is also a classically-trained composer, having studied Music at Sussex University. His songs in 2004 for the Edinburgh Festival Perrier Nominated show, ‘Joanna Neary Is Not Feeling Herself’, won praise from The Times, The Guardian and The Evening Standard, and have been broadcast on Radios 1, 2 and 4. In 2016 he programmed and ran Brighton Open Air Theatre for its inaugural season and in Brighton Fringe 2017 won much praise for producing and directing a revival of W S Gilbert’s short plays ‘Sweethearts’ and ‘The Hooligan’ in a double bill at Lantern Theatre, Brighton.

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