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The Last Flight of Amy Johnson
By Ade Morris

Thu 22 Oct 2020 - Thu 05 Nov 2020

Following the Government's announcement on Saturday 31 October of new national Coronavirus measures, sadly we must cancel performances of Lone Flyer from 5 - 21 November. Performances from Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 November will continue as planned with Covid-secure safety measures in place. Our Box Office team will contact all ticketholders for cancelled performances. We kindly ask that you do not call the box office at this busy time. Please bear with us and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you.

5 May 1930. 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 one of the most inspirational women of the twentieth century, Lone Flyer received its premiere at The Watermill nearly 20 years ago.

Tickets £25 to £23 

Age guidance 8+

Audio Described performance: Saturday 7 November at 2.30pm. To reserve a headset for the performance and to book your tickets, please contact the box office on 01635 46044.


Why not enjoy a bite to eat at The Watermill Theatre?

We offer a pre-show two course meal for £18, a delicious cream tea available after matinée performances priced at £6.95 per person. Tables must be booked in advance when booking your ticket(s) through our box office. Or why not enjoy a light bite before the show or during the interval. Find out more here 


Keeping you safe at The Watermill

Lone Flyer is part of The Watermill Theatre's autumn 2020 reopening season featuring shows with smaller cast sizes, reduced capacity inside the auditorium and socially distanced seating to enable you to get back to watching the very best live theatre.

Audience members are required to wear face coverings (unless medically exempt or children under 11) when moving around the Watermill site, including in the bar and restaurant and at all times in the auditorium. Face coverings do not need to be worn when eating or drinking.

When you arrive at the theatre a member of the box office team will take your temperature. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the performance starts to allow time for this.

For more information about your visit and the steps we have taken to reopen the theatre safely, please click here


Lone Flyer is kindly supported by The Sheepdrove Trust

By Ade Morris
Directed by Lucy Betts
Designed by Isobel Nicolson
Lighting design by Harry Armytage

Hannah Edwards

Amy Johnson

Theatre credits include: The Great Gatsby (Immersive Ldn); REWILD (Omnibus Theatre); Measure For Measure and Sonnet Walks (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Playhouse Creatures, Votes for Women, Beryl, Kiss Me Quickstep, Tale Trail to Robin Hood and Marian, Inherit the Wind, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire!, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, A Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland (New Vic Theatre); On The Shoulder of Giants (Oldham Town Hall); Kiss Me Quickstep (Eastbourne Theatres); Horniman’s Choice (Finborough Theatre); She Stoops to Conquer (Northern Broadsides); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); Country Music (Trafalgar Studios); Rumpole of the Bailey (Bath Literary Festival); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium).


Television and film credits includes: Casualty, Call the Midwife, Being April (BBC); Life Begins (ITV); The Priory (Channel 4); Alternative Voting (Great Western Features); Flowers (NFTS).

Radio credits include: The Chess Girls (BBC Radio 4); Charley From Outside (Independent Radio Drama Productions).

Benedict Salter

The Man

Benedict trained at LAMDA. 

Previous Watermill credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (2019) and A Little Night Music (2017).


Previous theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol (Derby Theatre); Vespertilio (VAULT Festival and Dublin Fringe); Lady Windermere’s Fan (West End); The Last Days of Anne Boleyn (Tower of London); An Inspector Calls (West End); Shakespeare in Music (RSC/Southbank Sinfonia). 

Whilst training at LAMDA credits include: Hjalmar Ekdal in The Wild Duck; David in Mydidae; and Duke Solinus & Doctor Pinch in The Comedy of Errors.

Benedict was also a BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award finalist in 2016.