Miles Apart Together

“The air is the only place that is free from prejudice” – Bessie Coleman

They said she couldn’t do it, but Annie, Bessie and Junko could.
From going around the world on a bicycle to doing spectacular airshows or climbing the highest mountains on earth, Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, Bessie Coleman and Junko Tabei fought the prejudice and scepticism that surrounded them. 
Their achievements became milestones in the path towards women’s rights and freedom, challenging the assumption that the “fairer sex” lacks the physical and mental stamina for big deeds. But their adventures were as breathtaking, spellbinding and phenomenal as their male counterparts. Where are their stories now?


Concept: Cecilia Gragnani and Katharina Reinthaller
Written with: Emma Dennis-Edwards
Devised and performed by: Jade-Marie Joseph, Meg Kubota and Adi Lerer
Director: Katharina Reinthaller
Producers: Sarah Arden and Cecilia Gragnani
Composer: Cassie Kinoshi
Set Designer: Rasa Selemonavičiūtė
Lighting Designer: Stacey Sandford
Movement Director: Miguel Torres Umba
Script Consultant: Sarah Sigal
Stage Manager: Rachele Fregonese


21st -23rd November, 7.30pm – Draper Hall, Elephant & Castle

11th December, 2.30pm – Ted Roberts House, Bethnal Green

12th December, 7.30pm & 11th of January, 4pm – St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green

15th of January, 7pm – Keddlestone Walk Community Centre


May 2019, Engine Room – Omnibus Clapham

Annie & I
January 2019

Short Extract
17th February 2019, Fem Fringe Vault Festival

Scratch Performances
7th November 2018, 7pm Etcetera Theatre
10th November 2018, 6pm Etcetera Theatre
11th November 2018, 7.45pm Etcetera Theatre

Project Details
  • Director & Dramaturg: Katharina Reinthaller