Mitchell’s Wings
Maskers Theatre Company in collaboration with Oasis Youth Theatre

A new play by Johnny Carrington with lyrics by Mark Wheeller and music by Paul Ibbott

directed by Johnny Carrington & Mark Wheeller

Performed at

Oasis Academy

on Tuesday 1st to Wednesday 2nd March 2011
The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop
on Friday 4th to Saturday 5th March 2011
Solent Sky Museum, Southampton
on Thursday 10th to Friday 11th March 2011

Seventy years ago the skies over Southampton and the rest of southern England were filled with the sights and sounds of the world’s fiercest air battle… men were fighting daily… for their lives. The Luftwaffe was trying to destroy the RAF so that Germany could launch an invasion. Standing against them were just a few hundred British and commonwealth pilots flying Hurricanes… and Spitfires.

This is a promenade performance where the audience follow the action on foot. It tells the story of the Southampton man who designed the Spitfire; R.J. Mitchell. From his humble beginnings as an apprentice in the locomotive yard to chief designer of Supermarine; ‘Mitchell’s Wings’ shows him battling against illness whilst designing perhaps one of Britain’s most iconic machines. The play dramatises real testimonies from people whose lives were touched by the Spitfire, from Battle of Britain pilots to the men and women who built it. Using original music, songs and multi-media ‘Mitchell’s Wings’ tells the story of a genius who designed an aeroplane that, seventy years ago, played a major part in saving our country from tyranny.

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Publicity Picture - James Norton and Alex Chalk
Publicity Picture - James Norton and Alex Chalk
Publicity Picture - James Norton and Alex Chalk
Publicity Picture - Alex Chalk
Publicity Picture - James Norton and Alex Chalk
Publicity Picture - Ian Wilson and James Norton
Publicity Picture - Ian Wilson and James Norton
Publicity Picture - James Norton
Publicity Picture - Johnny Carrington

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