About

Amanda Whittington is a dramatist who has written over 30 plays for UK theatre and radio.

Photo: Kurt Egyiawan

Amanda’s work is widely performed by companies across the UK.  Be My Baby is a popular GCSE and ‘A’ level choice in English Literature and Theatre Studies.  She currently has two titles in Nick Hern Books’ Top Ten Most Performed Plays: Ladies Day and The Thrill of Love. In 2017, Amanda became a Doctor of Philosophy by Publication at the University of Huddersfield.  She is currently Associate Artist at Nottingham Playhouse.

Amanda has numerous writing credits for BBC Radio Four, including The Archers.  Her 2016 drama D for Dexter won Best Series/Serial in the BBC Audio Drama Awards and the fifth series will be broadcast in November 2018.  She began her writing career as a freelance journalist for titles including Nottingham Evening Post, New Statesman and Society and The Face.