Live and Local – ‘Amy Johnson’

Taddington Institute is hosting the Badapple Theatre Company on Thursday 12 April with their production of ‘Amy Johnson‘, a play by Kate Bramley.
You know the name but do you know her story? This fascinating show has been all over the country from the Edinburgh Fringe to village halls. The company are even touring the original replica Gypsy Moth biplane they built for the original show. By all accounts, it’s pretty impressive! The story follows the inspirational life of Amy Johnson, born in Hull who went on to become one of the world’s most famous aviators when she became the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia in 1930. But that’s not the end of her story … During the second world war she had a vital role as one of a team of female pilots working as auxiliary personnel. As well as celebrating her pioneering, record-breaking career, the show reveals her final mysterious wartime journey and the questions left unanswered about how she met her end.
With trademark Badapple good humour, realistic and appealing characters (Betty and Mabel, the two jovial WAF girls), this is also a respectful tribute to Hull’s ‘First Lady of the Air’.
This experienced and professional theatre company have twenty years of touring experience which means they are reliable regulars in the village hall theatre circuit with crowd pleasing shows which ensure they are invited back again and again.
“… Brilliant storytelling, funny, poignant and compelling. Would see it again!”
“… poignant soliloquies, precise and subtle narrative with obvious pathos at its core.” The List, Edinburgh

Tickets available:
– From the March Saturday café (10th March 10:30 – 12:00 Taddington Institute
– Over the phone 01298 85384 or 07929 151 688 (call or text)
– By email taddingtoninstitute@gmail.com

Advance tickets: £9.50/£9.00 (over 65)
On the door: £10.00/£9.50 (over 65)
Students/under 16’s: £8 (Suitable for older children 10+)

Parking behind the hall or on the road, pub nearby, free tea and biscuits at the interval, BYO drinks.

Game Show Night at the Institute

Remember the days of the good old-fashioned TV Game Show? Well, come on down to the Institute on Saturday 17th March at 19:00 (for 19:30) for Taddington’s own Game Show Night.
We’ll be recreating “Play Your Cards Right” and “Mr and Mrs” live on stage. Try your luck or cheer on your friends and neighbours.
Have a drink from the bar or a burger from the van.
Entrance is £3 on the door. All proceeds to the Institute funds.
Everyone is welcome.