Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer
Co-directed by Vern Griffiths
"beautifully written, wonderfully human, touching portrayal" (@katierosewindow)
"inventive approach...brave performance" (@pamidiva)
"exceptional - a tour de force" (@LizSheppardJone)
"Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out" is an original one person show mixing clowning, monologues and storytelling inspired by the life of the record breaking pilot, Amy Johnson. The show was initially funded by Croydonites Festival of New Theatre and premiered in Croydon during 2017 at the festival to sold out audiences in the beautiful Spreadeagle Pub Theatre. The show then played the same venue for Croydon Heritage Festival this time with an after show talk with Jane Priston of the Amy Johnson Project.
The show and accompanying workshops have since visited Brooklands Museum in Surrey, Coleg Gwent in South Wales and Club Soda at Matthews Yard in Croydon.
Suitable for ages 14+ the show is available to book for studio venues including secondary schools and colleges.
For prices and technical specifications please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This coming March Jenny will be taking the show and workshops to various venues, with some events being supported by the Kenley Revival Project.
Dates so far:
Saturday 4th March
Family workshop with Jason the Gipsy Moth at Croydon Airport.
This workshop is supported by The Kenley Revival Project.
Workshop is suitable for ages 5+
Free. Booking required. Details to come asap.
Saturday 10th March
Family workshops with Jason the Gipsy Moth at Turf in the Whitgift Centre, Croydon. This is a part of the Kenley Revival Project Homefront event.
Two workshops. 11-30am-12.30 and 1.30-2.30pm.
For Booking details click here.
Monday 19th March
Performance of 'Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out' at Brooklands Members Club plus after show Q&A with Jenny Lockyer and director, Vern Griffiths.
For details and booking info click here
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.
The beautiful image of Amy and Jason flying in front of a fantastical Croydon Airport was a bespoke commission by Gavin Kinch of 'The Town That Love Built'
A2 posters of the show will be available to buy after each performance for £15. Payment in cash only on the day or by bacs if ordered beforehand.
"Amy Johnson , Queen of the Air", by Midge Gillies
Skyroads of the World by Amy Johnson
Croydon Airport Archives http://www.croydonairport.org.uk/