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     "Jenny and I first met when she came to Herne Bay in early 2017 to see the seafront bronze statue of Amy Johnson which was commissioned as part of my work with the Amy Johnson Project. We immediately connected on a shared fascination with Amy’s life and achievements and a passion to keep her memory alive by building on her legacy to inspire a whole new generation. At the time Jenny was working on writing her one woman show, 'Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out’.


     I have attended three of the performances of Jenny’s show and was delighted to join her for an audience Q&A on a couple of these occasions. Having spent the last 13 years researching Amy Johnson, the show moved me to tears. Jenny’s insight and understanding of Amy, along with her factual accuracy is impressive. The show navigates Amy’s adventures and life, including her untimely death, with beauty, humour and depth. It is remarkable and very powerful.


     Jenny and I share a belief that Amy simply was not finished when she lost her life. She had more to share and do. Her passion for aviation, engineering and adventure drove her to push boundaries, and follow her own path, defying convention. She did this with tenacious energy, determination, resilience and incredible self belief. Amy achieved what she did because she believed she could and had the courage to try, often overcoming doubt, fear, desperation and loneliness.


     I am thrilled to see Jenny continue her work in reaching a wide and varied audience to share Amy Johnson’s story and promote aviation and engineering. Jenny’s shows and workshops are wonderfully creative and engaging and I am so impressed with her continued passion, energy, drive and resilience, overcoming many challenges along the way I’m sure. Very much in the spirit of Amy, I must say!


     I hope to work more with Jenny soon and wish her all the success she deserves for her endless energy and passion. As Amy once said, “The answer of Progress to it can’t be done is hold tight and watch”….looking forward to seeing what Jenny does next!"

​-​Jane Delamaine,  founder and director of the Amy Johnson Project

"Jenny Lockyer's proposal for funding to support the 'Flying High' initiative is exciting, engaging and wholly worthwhile as a project to empower audiences in using the concept of engineering to promote mental health.... The show posited engineering as an aspirational tool for promoting one's own mental health which was a new concept to me but one that is immediately universal and transferrable to many audiences"

-Marie Tulley Rose, Manager, Kenley Revival Project

"There are a handful (if that) of people I’ve met in life who are just totally original and you are one of them. The biggest challenge is often that, to them, they are totally normal. So other people need to remind them occasionally how exceptional they are. Who wouldn’t want people like that to succeed. I'll leave that as a rhetorical question!“

-a message from Adrian Taylor, friend and colleague

"Some people possess a true flame of inspiration which ignites in other people. Jenny Lockyer is one of these people. I have worked with Jenny and her enthusiasm and pure love of her craft and message is contagious. It would be my honour to be involved with the Flying High Tour with its innovative and imaginative approach to get people and children to open their minds to more possibilities.


Jenny is introducing a new generation to the wonderful Amy Johnson, who herself said she was an ‘ordinary person who did an extraordinary thing, if I can then you can!’

The play will inspire you to achieve your dreams, through the themes of aspiration and mindset, which are so close to myself. As eighteen months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I started on my journey in my Tiger Moth, following in the footsteps of Amy Johnson, Solo 2 Darwin.


Having experienced a workshop with Jenny at the Science Museum in London, I realise how important these extra-curricular events are to the inspiration and development of children. Discovering how Amy overcame substantial odds to achieve her dreams shows all ages of children that barriers can be broken, and they can fly higher than before. Covering all the STEM areas in a glorious and exciting way. Learning with Jenny is fun and interactive, even for the adults!


My involvement would be part of a post-show Q&A or as an inspirational guest speaker in a performance; part of the team for discussion and workshop packages at a college or university.


I believe that Jenny and I are an unstoppable team to show and help you achieve your dreams, we can, you can."

-Amanda Harrison, Adventure Pilot, Solo2Darwin

"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

Theatre support:


"The Lantern is honoured to host this performance, especially given Amy Johnson's significant connection to Sheffield University. As a community theatre, we are deeply committed to celebrating and promoting local history and talent. Amy Johnson's story is one of innovation, courage, and breaking new ground, which resonates with our values of creativity and community spirit. Hosting this show not only brings Amy's story back to where her journey began but also highlights the rich cultural tapestry of Sheffield. We are genuinely excited to support this project and provide a platform that honours her memory and continues to inspire future generations."

-Kevin Jackson, Chair and Director of the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield


“We’re thrilled to have Jenny Lockyer at the Boardwalk with ‘Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out’.  The Boardwalk is a vibrant, creative and accessible events venue in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City, the perfect setting for Lockyer’s educational and empowering piece of theatre. Her performance and Q&A will contribute to our growing program of high-quality performances and engage new audiences with an interest in historical storytelling. We are especially excited to host the performance on International Women’s Day, as Lockyer brings the inspiring story of Amy Johnson to light.  Lockyer is an experienced and committed creative practitioner and we support the funding application for her Flying High Tour, as to introduce her work to audiences in Glasgow and showcase the transformative potential of our studio space.”

– Cara Baldwin, Venue Assistant, The Boardwalk, Glasgow

Parent feedback on workshops:

"Your sessions are such fun and so creative and give us time to share some beautiful moments with our daughters and friends"

- Bea Giusti, parent


"Please find attached a video and photos of Sofia Sim's Jason Flies Again Project. Sofia, my daughter, is 6 years old.

Sofia has made the model of Jason, Amy Johnson’s plane, with her Dad. We would love it for you to include her in the video that you are putting together for this very exciting project.  


Sofia had fun making Jason the plane and finding out about Amy's story. She was very impressed with this deed and as she regards herself as an engineer, like her Dad, she loved working with him on making Jason, thanks to your kit and video tutorial. What an amazing job you have done with this....Thank you for the hours of fun and learning you have provided.


As soon as everything is over and feels safe to travel again to London and museums reopen we will be planning to go to the Science Museum "to visit" Jason in person. Sofia used to love going to the Science Museum and now has another exciting reason to return one day. 


Sofia loved participating in your wonderful project and we enjoyed browsing your website and seeing what a gifted and talented lady you are. We loved learning more about your projects and work. Sofia said, "Mum, I want to be an artist like Jenny when I grow up!"

​-Maria Boned, parent

School feedback

“I wanted to write to thank you for the superb workshops you ran with us yesterday. I have had so many members of staff come to me and say how good it was. And the children all agreed it was one of the best.

 Thanks so much for all the time you took to make it interesting and informative. I hope we will be in touch in the future.”

-Louise Hagon, Forestdale School

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