Amanda Whittington has been described as Britain’s ‘most consistently popular female dramatist’ (The Guardian’). Her plays include BE MY BABY, which was originally produced by Soho Theatre and subsequently staged throughout the UK. LADIES DAY and its sequel LADIES DOWN UNDER (Hull Truck/UK Tours) are also widely performed. Her most recent plays KISS ME QUICKSTEP ran at the New Vic Theatre in 2016 before transferring to the Winter Garden in Eastbourne and MIGHTY ATOMS which opened at Hull Truck in 2017.
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.
Other past stage productions includes THE THRILL OF LOVE (New Vic Theatre/St James Theatre), THE DUG OUT (Tobacco Factory) MY JUDY GARLAND LIFE (adapted from the Book by Susie Boyt, Nottingham Playhouse) AMATEUR GIRL (Hull Truck), an adaptation of SATURDAY NIGHT & SUNDAY MORNING (New Perspectives), SATIN ‘N’ STEEL (Nottingham Playhouse/ Bolton Octagon), BOLLYWOOD JANE (Leicester Haymarket/West Yorkshire Playhouse), TIPPING THE VELVET (adapted from the novel by Sarah Waters/ Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and THE WILLS’ GIRLS (Tobacco Factory, Bristol).
Amanda began her writing career as a journalist for titles including New Statesman and Society and The Face. She has also written for television and was joint winner of the BBC2 Dennis Potter Award in 2001.