About

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

Photo: Kurt Egyiawan

Amanda’s new play Mighty Atoms opened at Hull Truck in June 2017 as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture.   

Her work is widely performed by companies across the UK, with recent productions at Oldham Coliseum, New Vic Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse.  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 and in 2017, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by Publication at the University of Huddersfield.

Amanda began her writing career as a freelance journalist for titles including Nottingham Evening Post, New Statesman and Society and The Face.  In 2016, her radio drama D for Dexter won Best Series/Serial in the BBC Audio Drama Awards, and the fourth series will be broadcast in November 2017.  She is currently co-chair of the Writer’s Guild Radio Committee.