The Wright Brothers (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

The Wright Brothers

Conquest of flight given lively treatment

An interesting subject is given lively treatment in this show about American bicycle manufacturers-turned-amateur aviators Wilbur and Orville Wright’s conquest of the skies. The story of their protracted attempts to construct a powered flying machine and fly it on the desolate sands of Kitty Hawk is infused with an appropriate sense of wonder. What’s lacking is the recreation of the exhilarating experience of the actual flight.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 21), 1.30pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10).

Oxford Playhouse - The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

  • 3 stars

As the 20th century dawns and the Wild West is tamed, there is only one frontier left - the sky. Two small-town bicycle repairmen take their dreams of flight to the desolate sands of Kitty Hawk. In just four years of tireless experimentation and perseverance they will change the world forever. This intimate but epic…

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