Badapple reprises Amy Johnson play for 2018 tour

March 21, 2018

 

North Yorkshire's Badapple Theatre Company is celebrating twenty years on the road and, to mark the milestone, it is re-presenting the first show the company ever toured with. 'Amy Johnson’ will tour nationally from April to June, starting in Yorkshire.
 

Artistic Director Kate Bramley’s show follows the inspirational life of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia. During World War II she had a vital role as one of a team of female pilots working as auxiliary personnel and the play, which features a 2/3 replica bi-plane, explores Amy's final mysterious wartime journey whilst celebrating her pioneering career.

 

"I started out as a professional director and ‘Amy Johnson’ was the first full length script I wrote,” notes Bramley. “Seventeen plays later, I feel like I have developed my own distinct voice as writer and am excited to go back and re-visit this old story with the benefit of all those years of experience with a brand new adaptation. The plane is the same though!”

 

The 2/3 replica Gipsy Moth bi-plane built for the original show won the Glenn Willoughby design award and still has a central role in the drama. It was designed by set designer and air enthusiast Andy Newell, built by John Bramley and was donated to Sewerby Hall, Bridlington in the year 2000. It now resides permanently at the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum which is loaning it back to the company for this anniversary tour. Expect a good dose of Badapple humour, as well as a poignant tribute to Hull's 'First Lady of the Air’.

 

Badapple Theatre Company is one of the most prolific and original rural touring companies in the UK. For the last twenty years, its mission has been to take product

 

ions to the smallest of rural venues, and in doing so find the best of new theatre in the most unexpected of places.

 

Starring Sarah Raine and Frances Tither with original songs and music by Jez Lowe.

 

 

 

 

April

5 Stillingfleet Village Institute YO19 6SJ 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
6 Ripley Town Hall HG3 3AX 01423 339 168 andy@ripleylive.com 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
7 & 8 Catwick Village Hall HU17 5PR 01964 544 480 / 07930 864 012 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16s
10 Wyre Piddle Village Hall WR10 2HR (Shindig) 01386 550 136 7.30pm
11 Anslow Village Hall DE13 9QE (Live & Local) 01283 812 849 7.30pm
12 Taddington Village Institute SK17 9UD (Live & Local) 01298 85 384 7.30pm
13 Allington Village Hall NG32 2DZ (Lincs. Rural & Community Touring) 01298 85 384 7.45pm
14 Whitwell Community Centre S80 4QR (Live & Local) 01909 723 490 8pm
15 Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre NG23 6AD (Village Ventures) 01636 636 523 7.30pm
18 South Scarle Community Centre NG23 7JH (Village Ventures) 01636 892 003 7.30pm
19 Century Theatre LE67 3LN (Centre Stage) 01530 278 444 7.30pm
20 Hurley Village Hall CV9 2JD (Live & Local) 01827 875 352 7.30pm
21 Bishampton Villages Hall WR10 2LY (Live & Local) 01386 462 306 7.30pm
22 Chilwell Arts Theatre, Chilwell School NG9 5AL (Village Ventures) 07772 053 412 7.30pm
25 Burton Fleming Village Hall YO23 3PD 01262 470 556 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16s
26 Saltburn Theatre TS12 1JW 01287 624 997 7.30pm £10/£8/£6 u16’s
27 Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT 01748 884 759 7.30pm £12 /£10 adv. / half price u16’s
28 Yarm Fellowship Hall TS15 9BT 01642 888 786 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
29 Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall YO41 4BN 01904 608 524 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16s

May
1 Green Hammerton Village Hall YO26 8AB 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
2 Woodmansey Village Hall HU17 0RN 01482 862 811/01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/ £10 Concs./£6 u16s
4 Thorner Victory Hall LS14 3EY 0113 289 2733 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
5 Preston Community Hall HU12 8SA  01482 890 538/ 896 631/ 891 082 7.30pm
6 Markington War Memorial Institute HG3 3NR 01423 771 748 / 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
9 Frampton on Severn Village Hall GL2 7ED 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
10 The Cecilia Hall, Puttenham HP23 4PR 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
11 Chelwood Village Hall BS39 4NP 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
12 Horton & Little Sodbury Village Hall BS37 6QN 01423 339168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
13 Sheriff Hutton Village Hall YO60 6RA 01423 339 168 7.30pm
16 Fewston Parochial Hall HG3 1SU 01943 880 362 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
17 Marton cum Grafton  Memorial Hall YO51 9QY 01423 325 179 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
18 Bempton & Buckton Community Village Hall YO15 1HS 0844 500 5121 / 07849 639 650 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16s
19 Lockington Village Hall YO25 9SN 01430 810 005 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16s
20 Thorganby Village Hall YO19 6DA 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s
22 Eggborough Methodist Church DN14 0LP 07957 774 101 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s

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