As an additional treat at Nottingham Playhouse, between February 3-8, you can see Amanda Whittington’s play Amateur Girl, in the Neville Studio.
Inspired by real-life stories, Amateur Girl is a hard-hitting, poignant and wryly amusing play about the reality behind the fantasy business and what some people have to do to subsidise a life during the current ‘cost of living crisis’.
Julie is a hard working auxiliary nurse living on minimal wage. Her patients think she’s a laugh-a-minute but the routine is getting her down. When her boyfriend buys a camcorder, Julie is drawn into the world of DIY pornography. She’s calling the shots, she’s making the decisions… or is she?
Amateur Girl began as a 15-minute play for BBC Radio 4 and was commissioned into a full-length play by Hull Truck Theatre in 2009. This is its first national outing, premiering at Nottingham Playhouse, before a spring tour.
Actress Lucy Speed, (EastEnders and The Bill), is cast in this one-woman show, which has adult themes and is for those aged 16 and over. She will be reunited with playwright Amanda Whittington’s work, having played Queenie, in the Soho Theatre production of Be My Baby (2000).
Amateur Girl is to be directed by Kate Chapman. Tickets are available on 0115 9419419.