Associate Artists

New for 2019 will be Nottingham Playhouse’s approach to working with associate artists. Three exciting appointments have been made: director Matthew Xia, and playwrights James Graham and Amanda Whittington. To open up access to this important new group, the theatre is also advertising for a passionate and dedicated fourth associate artist to join the cohort. See the call-out for our last Associate Artist here.

Adam Penford, Artistic Director said: “I am over the moon that James, Amanda and Matthew have agreed to join us. Not only are they three of the most acclaimed theatre practitioners working in UK theatre, both James and Amanda also hail from the region.

“The associate artists bring with them a variety of skills, experiences and interests and will act as a diverse sounding board, ensuring Nottingham Playhouse’s artistic decisions are truly representative.

“In 2019 we’ll also be continuing our focus on local artist development through our programme Amplify, which will continue to act as a springboard for East Midlands theatre makers looking to develop their professional careers.”

Find out more about the Associate Artists Nottingham Playhouse currently works in close collaboration with here.

Amanda Whittington

Amanda Whittington has been described as Britain’s ‘most consistently popular female dramatist’ (The Guardia...

Matthew Xia

MATTHEW XIA (Director) was previously Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Director in Residence at The ...

James Graham

James Graham’s recent theatre work includes Labour of Love which won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2018, and Ink whi...