Amanda Whittington's plays include Be My Baby, which was first produced by Soho Theatre (1998) and subsequently staged by a number of theatres. It is widely studied at GCSE and 'A' level in schools and colleges across the country.
Productions in 2013 included The Thrill of Love for the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and St. James Theatre, London. The Dug Out was commissioned and produced by Splice Theatre and premiered at the Tobacco Factory Bristol in May 2013. My Judy Garland Life, an adaptation of the book by Susie Boyt, opened at Nottingham Playhouse in January 2014.
Amanda has a long association with Hull Truck, who premiered Amateur Girl, a one-woman play, in 2009. It has subsequently toured with Fifth Word, Ladies Day was produced by Hull Truck in 2005. A successful national tour followed (2006) and the original cast were reunited in 2007 for the sequel, Ladies Down Under and subsequent national tour. Both the Ladies plays are a popular choice for amateur companies in the UK and beyond.
Bollywood Jane began as a screenplay, winning the BBC2 Dennis Potter Screenwriting award (2001). Rewritten for the stage, it was produced by Leicester Haymarket (2003) and West Yorkshire Playhouse (2007). Satin 'n' Steel was co-produced in 2005 by Nottingham Playhouse and Bolton Octagon and is regularly revived by UK theatres. Amanda's adaptation of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was staged by New Perspectives in 2006. The Wills's Girls was produced by Show of Strength at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol in 2002, returning by popular demand a year later. It was adapted from Player's Angels, which told of life at the Nottingham cigarette factory.
The Wills's Girls became a BBC Radio Four Woman's Hour serial and Amanda has written extensively for radio, most particularly for the Afternoon Play slot. Work includes Once Upon A Time (2010) and The Nine Days Queen (2009).
Amanda also adapted Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, which was showcased at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2009.
Amanda lives in Nottingham and is represented by Lisa Foster at Alan Brodie. You can follow her on Twitter at @AmandaPlays or contact her directly at email@example.com