A Bird, A Heart, A Bicycle

In December 1903, The Wright Brothers were the first men to achieve powered flight when their primitive plane took off over the dunes at Kitty Hawk.

Or were they? Could it be that a lesser-known English aristocrat, one Sidney Mangot Walsh, actually launched a plane just weeks before the Wright Brothers' more famous flight? Peter Roberts' comedy takes a sideways look at the race to achieve powered flight at the end of the 19th Century.

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In December 1903, The Wright Brothers were the first men to achieve powered flight when their primitive plane took off over the dunes at Kitty Hawk.

Or were they? Could it be that a lesser-known English aristocrat, one Sidney Mangot Walsh, actually launched a plane just weeks before the Wright Brothers' more famous flight? Peter Roberts' comedy takes a sideways look at the race to achieve powered flight at the end of the 19th Century.

  • elspeth walsh....alison pettitt
  • ernest....alex jones
  • lilienthal....andrew wincott
  • maxim....andrew wincott
  • old elspeth....june barrie
  • sydney walsh....richard derrington
  • by.... - - - - peter roberts

  • 2003121720051110

    In December 1903, The Wright Brothers were the first men to achieve powered flight when their primitive plane took off over the dunes at Kitty Hawk.

    Or were they? Could it be that a lesser-known English aristocrat, one Sidney Mangot Walsh, actually launched a plane just weeks before the Wright Brothers' more famous flight? Peter Roberts' comedy takes a sideways look at the race to achieve powered flight at the end of the 19th Century.

  • elspeth walsh....alison pettitt
  • ernest....alex jones
  • lilienthal....andrew wincott
  • maxim....andrew wincott
  • old elspeth....june barrie
  • sydney walsh....richard derrington
  • by.... - - - - peter roberts