Chocks away for first thrilling play of season at village hall

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The thrilling true story of the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight opens the new season of plays at Tealby Village Hall this Saturday, October 24.

The Foundry Group has joined forces with the 
award-winning BBC4 sketch group The Ornate Johnsons for this brand new staging of the hit play about British pioneering aviators Capt John Alcock and L. Arthur Whitten Brown.

‘Those Magnificent Men’ tells of the pair’s daredevil dash across the Atlantic in the tiny open cockpit of a converted Vickers biplane.

In this glorified kite they flew from Newfoundland through dense fog, sleet, snow and hail – sometimes upside down – to Ireland and worldwide celebrity.

What made them do it? Why have they been forgotten?

A top-hole cast, including ‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’ and ‘This Is Jinsy’ regular David Mounfield, guarantees the show takes flight.

Strap yourself in and cry “chocks away!” for a night of thrills, spills and uproarious comedy.

The show starts at 7.30pm, with advance tickets £9 (£10 on the door), under 18s £3, from the Village Shop, 01673 838718.