Those Magnificent Men

The Foundry Group presents

Those Magnificent Men THURS 14 FEB

£12 FULL / £10 CONC / £6 FAMILY CLUB


2019 is the centenary of one of the greatest moments of aviation history and a truly British First – the first ever non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

The nail-biting, side-splitting true story of this daredevil flight by Mancunians pilot Capt. John Alcock and navigator Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown is told in the hit stage play Those Magnificent Men by acclaimed writing duo Mitchell & Nixon. In the tiny open cockpit of a converted Vickers biplane, they flew from Newfoundland through dense fog, sleet, snow and hail – sometimes upside down – to Ireland and worldwide celebrity.

To commemorate this centenary, the Foundry Group is once more reviving its highly popular production, starring Radio 4 regular David Mounfield (‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’) and writer/performer Brian Mitchell (‘The Ministry of Biscuits’) who endeavor to tell the epic tale with just cardboard, two stools and some left-over props.

So strap yourself in and cry “Chocks away!” for a night of thrills, spills and uproarious comedy.

Family Club tickets will go on sale on SAT 26 JAN '19 at 12:45 in person at Waterside and 13:30 online and on the phone. We have a limited allocation of discount tickets and these sell fast so make sure you book quickly!


Book for 2 or more dance or theatre shows and get tickets for just £8 tickets each.  Call Box Office on 0161 912 5616 or pop in Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00 (later on event nights) to book, quoting 'TWOPLUS' Theatre Offer. Subject to availability, selected shows only, cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.


‘Wonderfully entertaining….has the makings of a West-End hit.’ – The Times

‘An up, up and away fringe hit! Spiffing perfection.’ – The Daily Telegraph


Act One: 19:30 - 20:15

Interval: 20:15 - 20:35

Act Two: 20:35 - 21:20






Find out more about the writers here

  1. Feb. 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now