Jenny Lockyer

Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out

Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer
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

Future events

The WAAF via The World
Family workshops, Friday 1st June at Caterham library, Surrey

5th July 2018
Performance of 'Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out' at Epsom Playhouse, Myers Studio
Tickets: MGSO4 Epsom and Ewell Arts Festival

Past events

May 2018:
Performance at Inspiring Change Festival, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham

March Tour 2018
Performances at:
Brooklands Museum Member's Club, Weybridge, Surrey
Matthews Yard, Croydon Supported by Kenley Revival Project
Herne Bay Little Theatre, Herne Bay (Followed by an aftershow talk with Jenny Lockyer and Jane Priston of the Amy Johnson Project. )

Family workshops with Jason the Gipsy Moth at:
Turf in the Whitgift Centre, Croydon.
Croydon Airport.
Supported by The Kenley Revival Project.

October 2017:
Performance and family workshop at Brooklands Museum Aviation Day

September 2017
Performance at Coleg Gwent, Newport, South Wales

June 2017
Two performances at Croydon Heritage Festival (Followed by an aftershow talk with Jenny Lockyer and Jane Priston of the Amy Johnson Project. )

March 2017
Premieres with two performances at Croydonites Festival of New Theatre.

About the show

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.

Key research

"Amy Johnson , Queen of the Air", by Midge Gillies

Skyroads of the World by Amy Johnson

Croydon Airport Archives

photo: Lisa Singh

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