Cry for the Moon!
Hitch your wagon
to a star and
never say die!
Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out
Touring Secondary Schools and colleges Autumn 2023
Does your school or college have an equipped theatre space?
Booking enquiries HERE
Bring live theatre to your GCSE and A-Level students and explore a range of national curriculum linked themes:
Solo theatre creation
Significant people from history
Key figures in the changing world of the 1930's
Key moments in the history of aviation
Effects of The British Empire
Geography and travel
Mental health and self care
Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out
Written and performed by
Directed by Vern Griffiths
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.
Initially funded by Croydonites Festival of New Theatre
the show premiered in Croydon during 2017 at the festival to sold out audiences in the beautiful Spreadeagle Pub Theatre and has since toured across the South East of England.
Suitable for ages 14+ the show is available to book now for secondary school, college and sixth form drama studios.
The performance is approx 1hr 10 mins with no interval. Tech support is supplied and we'd require an hour and a half get in from 8am. Over a school day I can offer three performances or two performances with one workshop/talk. How you use the day is up to you and audience numbers depend on the capacity of your theatre space.
£570 per school for a duo booking (paired with a partner school over two consecutive days).
£650 for solo school booking over one day.
£1150 for solo school booking over two consecutive days.
For technical specifications please get in touch.
For younger children:
For primary and special schools, museums and galleries Jenny runs 'Introducing Amy', a workshop inspired by Amy's Australia flight For details see SCHOOLS.
Moon and Stars by By Sean Valdez - Imported from 500px (archived version) by the Archive Team. (detail page), CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71767262
Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out poster design by Gavin Kinch of The Town That Love Built
Image of Jenny Lockyer in Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out by Lisa Singh
“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