Amanda Whittington is one of the most widely performed playwrights in the UK and she currently has three plays in Nick Hern Books’ Top Ten Most Performed Plays of 2018.
Her work for theatre includes: BE MY BABY (Soho Theatre), LADIES DAY (Hull Truck Theatre), LADIES DOWN UNDER (Hull Truck Theatre), THE THRILL OF LOVE (New Vic Theatre/St James Theatre), KISS ME QUICKSTEP (New Vic Theatre), MIGHTY ATOMS (Hull Truck), 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. Away from theatre, Amanda has worked extensively in radio and has numerous writing credits for BBC Radio Four, contributing to the Woman’s Hour serial and Afternoon Play slots as well as writing for The Archers. Her 2016 drama D for Dexter won Best Series/Serial in the BBC Audio Drama Awards and the programme is now in its fifth series. Amanda was also joint winner of the BBC2 Dennis Potter Screenwriting Award for BOLLYWOOD JANE in 2001.
More recently, Amanda was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by Publication at the University of Huddersfield and she has also been made an Associate Artist at Nottingham Playhouse.