The tussle between factual accuracy and poetic license is one that tarnishes memory and is masked by writers – not so here, in a sterling two-man show telling the story of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, and the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. We’re shown how history could have been re-written and why it shouldn’t be; though at times the script becomes too much of an anti-American rant, this is delivered with zeal and pushes against the story becoming “eclipsed” as others have been. Physical comedy, storytelling and a pair of fine tweed suits make this a dazzling production and a jolly good show, infused with a wit and energy of which all Brits should be proud.
Udderbelly Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug (not 17), 1.15pm (2.30pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp303
tw rating 4/5