Wednesday, July 6

Tag: Lone Flyer

Lone Flyer: The Last Flight Of Amy Johnson – Hull Truck Theatre
Yorkshire & Humber

Lone Flyer: The Last Flight Of Amy Johnson – Hull Truck Theatre

I came away from the Hull Truck Theatre on Thursday night, full of admiration for all involved in The Lone Flyer - The Last Flight Of Amy Johnson. How on earth could just two people create so many different atmospheres - happy, sad, scary - that kept us theatregoers hooked for almost two hours. Admittedly, the two - Louise Willoughby as Amy Johnson, and Benedict Salter as every other character on the night - were aided and abetted by suitable lighting, music, background sounds and the odd cloud of steam. I’m not downplaying in any way the importance of such effects; this production would have obviously been greatly diminished without any of them. But from “curtain up” it was the two actors who commanded the audience’s complete attention. Hull-born Willoughby was perfect as ...