Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 12.54.44Acclaimed actress and writer Manjeet Mann is bringing her semi-biographical show Flying Solo to The Witham next week.

Flying Solo is an exciting production which explores themes of gender stereotypes, cultural barriers and mental health with Amber, an Asian girl, who is training to run the London Marathon and asking the question: ‘How easy is it to leave home?’

After a positive response from Camden Fringe Festival, the show is now touring art venues around the UK.

Audiences have praised the honest script and gripping performance by Manjeet, with one showgoer saying: ‘So moving and visual. Felt like we were on the road with you!’

Flying Solo will be at The Witham, Barnard Castle’s vibrant arts centre, next Wednesday 6 April at 7.30pm.

With national campaigns such as This Girl Can, the show is a fantastic inspiration for all women in sport who don’t care how red in the face they get and enjoy participating in fitness in order to feel better in their bodies.

The Witham is running a competition for two lucky people to win two tickets each by uploading a picture of themselves to their Facebook page participating in sport or just after a workout.

Anyone interested in entering should hashtag #ThisGirlCan #FlyingSolo and #TheWitham in recognition of raising awareness of women enjoying sport.  

Maddy Sutton, marketing intern at The Witham, said: “This show promises to be of great interest to those of us who are into fitness but sometimes struggle with motivation and the barriers you face when training.


“Manjeet presents a personal take on her journey from her family’s cultural expectations and her self-determination.”

Manjeet is running the London Marathon for real in 2016.

She is raising money for Mind – the Mental Health Charity – having suffered from mental illness.

To find out more about Manjeet’s challenge go to

To book tickets for Flying Solo, visit The Witham website, call the box office on 01833 631107 or call into the venue during its opening hours which are 10am-4pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.