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Tutor Profile: Amanda Whittington

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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 is regularly produced throughout the UK. It is published by Nick Hern Books and is studied for both GCSE and A-Level. Ladies Day and its sequel Ladies Down Under (Hull Truck/UK Tours) are also widely performed throughout the country.

Amanda's recent work includes Amateur Girl (Hull Truck), an adaptation of Saturday Night & Saturday Morning (New Perspectives), Satin ‘n’ Steel (Nottingham Playhouse/ Bolton Octagon), Bollywood Jane (Leicester Haymarket/West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The Wills’ Girls (Tobacco Factory, Bristol). Amanda has four plays published by Nick Hern Books and writes regularly for BBC Radio 4, contributing to the Woman's Hour serial and Afternoon Play slots. Her radio work includes adaptations of Ladies Day, The Wills’ Girls and Be My Baby as well as original plays including The Nine Days Queen and Paradise Place, to be broadcast November 2010.

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