Amanda trained at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and graduated in 2009 with a first class honours degree in theatre and performance design, having previously studied and worked in illustration, graphic and interior design.
She recently designed Winterlong, a new play by Andrew Sheridan and directed by Sarah Frankcom, for the Royal Exchange Studio Theatre and Soho Theatre.
Earlier projects at the Royal Exchange include: Co-designer for Pub, designer/curator for Making An Exhibition Of Ourselves (At Home), assistant designer for Blithe Spirit, set/props assistant for Doctor Faustus and costume assistant for 1984.
Other work includes: Design for Matthew Dunster’s I Know Where The Dead Are Buried (24:7 Theatre Festival, Manchester); Dark Side Of The Building (Unity Theatre, Liverpool); Everyword festival’s Wish You Were Here (Liverpool Everyman); Design mentor to design apprentices for Innovasion – Liverpool Biennial (Hope Street Ltd.); Designer/curator for the Four Corners exhibition at Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool; Co-design with Kevin Pollard for Spike Theatre’s Top Of The World (on tour); Design assistant to Liz Ascroft for Beautiful Thing and Three Sisters (Royal Exchange Theatre); Basket Case (Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton); Lucia Di Lammermoor (Grand Opera Houston); Canary (Liverpool Playhouse); and Faith Healer (The Sydney Festival); Design assistant to Morgan Large for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre); Design assistant to Becs Andrews for Ballet Bern’s Momo (Stadttheater Bern). Costume design for Kindertransport (Unity Theatre); Set design for Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Co-Costume design for Edward Bond’s Lear (LIPA).
Amanda is currently designing Two, directed by Greg Hersov, for the Royal Exchange Theatre.