Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out

Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer
Directed by Vern Griffiths

On International Women's Day this year, we celebrate Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

Amy Johnson had her ambitions and she flew at them. Born in the year the Wright Brothers made their first flight and into an age where the romantic heights of flying captured her heart, she became only the second woman in the world to train and qualify as a ground engineer and then, in 1930, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. She lived her life for adventure and the future of aviation.

In January 1941, at just 37 years old, Amy was killed while serving her country on a routine flight for the Air Transport Auxiliary. In her short time she achieved so many great things but this 'lone girl flier' achieved them while faced with challenges of all kinds. We meet Amy in a world of mixed memories, desires, wishes and ambitions and as we find out about her life we can start to see how the pieces fit and the tools Amy used to bring her dreams to reality.

Show reviews:

“I would recommend this show to anybody and everybody who has the opportunity to see or commission its performance. It is a celebration of the amazing achievement of Amy Johnson, but also an inspiration to anybody who has ever had a dream.” - Dawn Bonfield, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering 

"Beautifully written, wonderfully human, touching portrayal"  -@KatieRosewindow

"Exceptional - a tour de force" - @LizSheppardJone

"Inventive approach...brave performance"
- @pamidiva

Suitable for ages 14+
Running time: Approx 1 hour 10mins, no interval

Tickets: £16
Friday 8 March 2024 - 7.30pm

Trailer link:
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF