Amanda began her professional acting career twelve years ago, in Silo
Theatre’s productions of The Country Wife and Cloud Nine. She then spent
ten years making fast-turnaround television, playing Dr Sarah Potts on Shortland Street. Early in that decade, she was given time away from Shorty’s Ferndale to play Polly Peachum in Silo Theatre’s production of The Threepenny Opera, directed by Michael Hurst. This was the beginning of a theatre-making partnership in which Amanda has been given the opportunity to play a number of intense, complex women: Sally Bowles (in ATC’s Cabaret), Roxie Hart (in ATC’s Chicago) and now Lysistrata, the most powerful one yet.
"It is a privilege to be part of the company bringing this nearly 2,400 year-old play to life. Yes, you read that right: two thousand four hundred years old. Auckland in 2015 is a very different place from ancient Athens but the play still speaks directly to us all. In my experience, this production is arresting, magical, hilarious, and deeply moving. I hope you find it a joyful experience too."