Amanda Whittington's AMATEUR GIRL to Play Marlowe Studio, 27-28 Feb

Amanda Whittington's AMATEUR GIRL to Play Marlowe Studio, 27-28 Feb

ACCLAIMED writer Amanda Whittington's play Amateur Girl comes to The Marlowe Studio this month.

Starring Lucy Speed (EastEnders and The Bill) and presented by Fifth World, Amateur Girl is inspired by real-life stories. It 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 porn. 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 Woman's Hour and was commissioned into a full-length play by Hull Truck Theatre in 2009. The one-woman show sees Speed reunited with playwright Amanda Whittington's work; she played Queenie in the Soho Theatre production of Be My Baby (2000).

Amateur Girl (recommended for those aged 16 and over) is at The Marlowe Studio at 8pm on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February. Tickets cost £12 (concessions and Discovery Tickets available). To book, call the Box Office on 01227 787787 or marlowetheatre.com.

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