Theatre company’s tribute to first lady of the air

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A tribute to Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo to Australia from England, will be performed at Taddington Village Institute on Thursday, April 12.

Amy was only 27 and had just eight months of flying experience when she made the pic trip in a Gypsy Moth aircraft called Jason.

During the Second World War she had a vital role as one of the many female pilots who delivered airplanes.

Badapple Theatre touring company first toured their show, entitled Amy Johnson, 20 years ago. The two actresses portray Betty and Mabel, two WAAF girls who follow Amy’s final mysterious wartime journey and celebrate her pioneering career.

Audiences should expect plenty of humour, as well as a poignant and fitting tribute to Hull’s “First Lady of the Air”.

The performance starts at 7.30pm and is brought to Taddington by Live & Local.

Tickets are £9.50 in advance, call 01298 85384.