Jenny Lockyer


Cry for the Moon!

Hitch your wagon

to a star and

never say die!

Next Performance
Wednesday 15th September 2021 at the CDG Arts Festival, Leicester


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

"Exceptional - a tour de force" - @LizSheppardJone

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

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“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


Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out


Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer

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.




Suitable for ages 12+ the show is available to book for studio venues including festivals,  secondary schools and colleges.

For further info including prices and technical specifications please get in touch.

The show can be booked with an after show talk or accompanying workshops.

The show has toured museums, arts centres and theatres across London and the South East.  More performances are being arranged for 2020.


For young people aged 12+, workshops with the director, Vern Griffiths in characterisation and movement.

For primary and special schools, museums and galleries workshops are led by Jenny Lockyer as 'Jason' the Gipsy Moth aeroplane. For details see SCHOOLS.



Photo credits:

Moon and Stars by By Sean Valdez - Imported from 500px (archived version) by the Archive Team. (detail page), CC BY 3.0,

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