Great Britons

#FindYour Funny

Four nations, five heroes, two actors – no budget!

At last - some proper history in this brand new comedy by acclaimed writers Brian Mitchell (Those Magnificent Men) and Joseph Nixon (The Shark Is Broken), the duo behind Brighton-Fringe smash, 'Who Is No. 1?'.

Join us as we recreate the great events in the great lives of some very great Britons, all done on a shoestring.

Relive epic battles!
Shout "Hurrah!" at feats of derring-do!
Marvel as a man burns cakes, another puts a telescope to his blind eye, and a spider tries to spin a web! (Or was that crawl up a cave wall... ?)

Valiantly performed by penniless actors Murray Simon (The Ministry of Biscuits) and Mitchell himself, this cut-price pageant will swell your bosom with pride and split your sides with laughter.

The Foundry Group, winners: OffWestEnd,com's OffFEST Award for Theatre, Brighton Fringe 2022 / OffFEST Finalists 2024.

Running time includes a 15 minute interval.


An outstanding script with consummate acting... It deserves awards.

- Simon Jenner, FringeReview, on 'Who Is No. 1?'

Mitchell & Nixon once again have woven their magic.... Beautifully crafted and brilliantly played.

- Andrew Kay, Latest 7, on 'Who Is No. 1?', ★★★★★

Sharp and funny, with more physical theatre than the entire dance programme at Summerhall.

- Michael Coveney's blog, What's On Stage, on 'Big Daddy Vs. Giant Haystacks'

Company: The Foundry Group


Genre: Theatre

Duration: 90 mins

This event has an interval.

Venues: Ironworks Studios (Studio C)

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet

Age suitability:
7+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:


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May 12, 2024


Ironworks Studios (Studio C)

Standard: £12

Conc: £10

May 12, 2024


Ironworks Studios (Studio C)

Standard: £12

Conc: £10


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