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8th August 2019

Pigs Can Fly!

You know it’s really true that pigs can fly!

The Small Spaces Theatre Company’s production of Helen Landau’s play “PIGS CAN FLY”, directed by Lisa Holman is being performed at The Jet Age Museum at Meteor Business Park, Gloucestershire Airport, GL2 9QL (13th & 16th September 2019 at 7pm)

Performed as a radio play, with a difference, “PIGS CAN FLY” celebrates the importance of the Short brothers to the birth of British aviation, in this 50th anniversary year of Oswald Short’s passing. The production is seen through the eyes of Rolls Royce founder and entrepreneur Charles Rolls, in his hungry desire to achieve changes in mechanical science – from road to air, which did and has transformed the lives of millions of people worldwide and forever.
John Moore-Brabazon became the first person to qualify as a pilot in the United Kingdom and was awarded Royal Aero Club’s 1st Aviator’s Certificate. He was also the first person to take a pig flying!

The Small Spaces Theatre Company’s cast of 14 tells the true story not only of the development of British aviation and “The Aero Club”, but also of the relationships – love, passion, commerce, bravery, disappointments and death.
Based on her book, “The Birth of British Aviation – Prisoners of Hope”, Helen Landau, a relation of the builder (great grandfather) who built the flying sheds for the Short brothers and Charlie Rolls at Eastchurch; incorporates in this dramatic production costume, projected images & sound and even a pig to tell the hazardous journey of early British aviation, which was only ended by a prank that even the Government of the day could not ignore.

Tickets for Jet Age Museum performances: from MG Powell Company £10 to include a glass of bubbly and a tour of the museum. Profits from tickets sales are being donated to the Museum’s Phase 2 development.

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