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Hull Truck Theatre & The Watermill Theatre

Lone Flyer - The Last Flight of Amy Johnson

  • By Ade Morris
  • Directed by Lucy Betts

"It’s not a bit like a car or a boat you know, it’s like a bird, it’s the most magical feeling I've ever had.”

May 1930. Hull’s Amy Johnson has a dream, but just how far will her dream take her?

As the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, Amy’s career reached new heights, but the outbreak of the Second World War changed everything, and she finds herself facing her greatest challenge yet. Driven by the need to escape from one life to another, follow Amy’s journey from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most influential female aviators.

A powerful play about a Hull heroine, one of the most inspirational women of the twentieth century.

Relaxed | BSL Interpreted | Audio Described | Open Captions
Dates
Thu 07 October - Sat 30 October
Venue
The Heron, Hull Truck Theatre
Drama Deal Tickets
£28.50 - £10
Conc. available
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"It’s not a bit like a car or a boat you know, it’s like a bird, it’s the most magical feeling I've ever had.”

May 1930. Hull’s Amy Johnson has a dream, but just how far will her dream take her?

As the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, Amy’s career reached new heights, but the outbreak of the Second World War changed everything, and she finds herself facing her greatest challenge yet. Driven by the need to escape from one life to another, follow Amy’s journey from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most influential female aviators.

A powerful play about a Hull heroine, one of the most inspirational women of the twentieth century.

Relaxed | BSL Interpreted | Audio Described | Open Captions

Event Details

This show is part of our Drama Deal.

Pay What You Can Performance: Thur 7 Oct, 7.30pm 

Socially Distanced Performances: Wed 13 Oct, 2pm & Tue 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins approx (including a break/interval)

Recommended Age: 8+

‘Powerful, affecting drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘An uplifting story… Edifying biopic told with passion, humour and attention to detail’ ★★★★ The Stage
‘Our imagination is borne up, up and away’ The Telegraph

BSL Interpreted Performance (Integrated) - Sat 16 Oct, 2pm

Touch Tour - Tue 19 Oct, 6pm (places must be booked in advance with the Box Office)

Audio Described Performance - Tue 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance (Open) - Wed 20 Oct, 7.30pm

Relaxed Performance - Wed 13 Oct, 2pm & Wed 27 Oct, 7.30pm

 

Bsl
British Sign Language (BSL)
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances feature an interpreter who describes the production for those who communicate using BSL. This is done using gestures, facial expressions and body language. The position of the BSL interpreter will usually be indicated on the seating plan.

Integrated BSL - performances with integrated BSL interpretation involve the interpreter being part of the action onstage.
Tt
Touch Tours
Touch Tours are available 90 mins prior to the audio described show and last approx. 30 mins. Touch Tours allow blind and visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, costumes and props, ahead of the show. Places must be booked with the Box Office, 48hrs in advance.
Audio Description
Audio Description
Audio description provides information about the visual elements of a production. The Box Office provides infra-red headsets, upon request and audio description is delivered live, in between dialogue.
Cap
Captions
Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and convert spoken word in to visible text that provides those who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing with access to live performances.

Open captions are displayed on screens at either side of the stage for all audience members to view.

Closed captions can be viewed on your mobile device via a FREE app. These captions are usually available for events that are not at the theatre and are site specific.
Rp
Relaxed Performances
Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment and include additional lighting, gentler sound effects and a friendly attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. If you have any concerns about special effects or show content please contact the Box Office.

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Photography Credit Ben Wilkin

Cast

Louise Willoughby Amy Johnson

Benedict Salter ‘The Man’/ all other roles

Creative Team

Writer Ade Morris

Director Lucy Betts

Designer Isobel Nicolson

Lighting Designer Harry Armytage

Sound Designer Justin Teasdale

Original Sound Design Jamie Kubisch-Wiles and Thom Townsend

Costume Designer Emily Barratt

Choreographer Hannah Edwards

Music by The Company

Orchestrations Tom Attwood

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Thu 07 October
LOW AVAILABILITY
7:30PM
Fri 08 October
7:30PM
Sat 09 October
2:00PM
Sat 09 October
7:30PM
Wed 13 October
Access: Relaxed *This is a socially distanced and relaxed performance.
LOW AVAILABILITY
2:00PM
Wed 13 October
7:30PM
Thu 14 October
7:30PM
Fri 15 October
7:30PM
Sat 16 October
Access: BSL Interpreted *This performance contains integrated British Sign Language (BSL).
2:00PM
Sat 16 October
7:30PM
Tue 19 October
Access: Audio Described *This is a socially distanced and audio described performance
7:30PM
Wed 20 October
Access: Open Captions *This performance has open captions.
7:30PM
Thu 21 October
7:30PM
Fri 22 October
7:30PM
Sat 23 October
2:00PM
Sat 23 October
7:30PM
Tue 26 October
7:30PM
Wed 27 October
2:00PM
Wed 27 October
Access: Relaxed *This is a relaxed performance.
7:30PM
Thu 28 October
7:30PM
Fri 29 October
7:30PM
Sat 30 October
2:00PM
Sat 30 October
7:30PM

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