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.