Reviews and Press

  1. What’s on Stage
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Times
  4. Three Weeks
  5. Exeunt Magazine


  • Amateur Girl


    ★★★★

    ...a very acute script...and a performance that is utterly convincing...tough stuff, but the skill of the piece is that you never for one moment doubt that this is happening to countless women all over the country


    Read full review on What’s on Stage

  • Amateur Girl


    ★★★★

    ...Observations of the dehumanising influence of the sex industry do not come much sharper...


    Read full review on The Guardian

  • Amateur Girl


    ★★★★

    ...Amateur Girl immediately engages our sympathies for the central character and never lets them go ... [it] is both entirely plausible and an indictment of the collusion between economics and exploitation...


    Read full review on The Times

  • Bones


    ★★★★★

    storytelling to perfection… shockingly realistic Left me agape in wide-eyed awe


    Read full review on Three Weeks

  • Bones


    ★★★★★

    Bones is utterly convincing in its portrayal of lives blighted by poverty and violence, by damage handed down like some kind of hellish inheritance, and in facing the ugliness head on, it challenges not only its audience but society as a whole.


    Read full review on Exeunt Magazine

  • The Stage

    ...a brilliant and sobering narrative, reinforced by sharp, almost cinematic sound effects...What you never feel for Julie is condemnation, and that's the triumph of it.


    Read full review on The Stage

  • The Public Reviews
    ★★★★★

    ...dark, yet funny ... it has a great perspective and played with a natural warmth and verve by the talented Lucy Speed [whose] performance is very compelling and extraordinarily naturalistic...


    Read full review on The Public Reviews

  • The Times
    ★★★★

    ...Amateur Girl immediately engages our sympathies for the central character and never lets them go ... [it] is both entirely plausible and an indictment of the collusion between economics and exploitation...


    Read full review on The Times

  • The Guardian
    ★★★★

    ...Observations of the dehumanising influence of the sex industry do not come much sharper...


    Read full review on The Guardian

  • The Upcoming
    ★★★★★

    ...Amanda Whittington has created a natural, uncensored monologue of such honesty and intimacy...So articulate and full is the storytelling that our imaginations bypass the meagre staging.


    Read full review on The Upcoming

  • The Gay UK
    ★★★★★

    "powerful yet hilarious"

    "magnificent performance"

    "superb acting"


    Read full review on The Gay UK

  • What’s on Stage
    ★★★★

    ...a very acute script...and a performance that is utterly convincing...tough stuff, but the skill of the piece is that you never for one moment doubt that this is happening to countless women all over the country


    Read full review on What’s on Stage