100 Minutes

Full Length Drama (3M, 1F) Running time: 100 minutes

In 1912, a flimsy Bleriot XI aeroplane left a field in Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, Wales.  100 minutes later it arrived in Enniscorthy, Wexford. It was to be the first ever flight from Britain to Ireland. The pilot was an Anglo-Irishman; son of a wealthy Irish family – Denys Corbett Wilson. He had initially set off from Hendon Aerodrome on 17 April 1912, and made the last leg of his journey from Goodwick to Enniscorthy in Wexford, flying across the Irish Sea on 
22 April 1912. Derek Webb's play celebrates this achievement and the life of Corbett Wilson who was tragically killed in action flying with the Royal Air Corps in May 1915.

A scene from the original producion of 100 Minutes

This article was updated on 13 December 2017