Amanda Huxtable is the new Artistic Director and CEO of Eclipse Theatre, a National Touring Theatre Company based in the North of England.
Amanda is an experienced Theatre Director, Creative Producer and Board Trustee.Amanda is a Trustee and Chair of the Board for RJC (Reggae, Jazz, Contemporary) Dance based in Leeds.She completed a successful two year role as the Changemaker and Artistic Associate at Hull Truck Theatre last year.
She continues to build her portfolio of Theatre and Screen Productions across the UK and further afield. Together with Sheffield-based Vanitas Arts, she is developing work based on Trumpet, the Guardian Fiction Prize book written by Jackie Kay.
From 2009-2014, Amanda served as Co-Artistic Director of Hidden Gems with Marcia Layne. Together they enjoyed five years of touring Black British stories across the U.K.
Her Freelance Directorial work has toured to London, Edinburgh, Canada and the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina, USA.
As a Theatre Director, Creative Producer and Mentor she enjoys supporting the cultural ecology of the arts across the UK and the rest of the world.
She continues to strengthen her practice by studying a combination of courses at the Open University (Social Sciences, The Arts Past and Present, Early Modern European History 1500 -1780) and has recently The British Isles and the modern world 1789-1914.
Bread and Roses, Written by Ian Kershaw, Oldham Coliseum, 2018