Recent Work

I’m the Artistic Associate at Hull Truck Theatre as part of the Change Makers Programme. A programme that acknowledges and encourages Leadership from as wide a range of talent in the U.K. as possible.

Link to my Hull Truck Theatre Blog

Supporting the work of Akeim Toussaint Buck.

Windows Of Displacement

Currently on tour.

Directed "Wondr" by Poppy Burton- Morgan
for Metta Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.


"Just An Ordinary Lawyer" by Tayo Aluko 2016/17



Reviews for Just An Ordinary Lawyer


“A fascinating show” (4 stars)

The Guardian


“Another triumph … that thrills and touches” (5 Stars)

British Theatre Guide


"Lady Of Situations" 2016 by Vanitas Arts Shirley Harris & Seni Seneivartne

Black History Month Launch Team.


"Wakefield Mysteries" By Nick Lane 2016 Theatre Royal Wakefield/Wakefield Cathedral


Wakefield Mysteries


HD100 Chol Theatre 2016.

Black History Month Launch Team.



Continent Chop Chop by Virtual Migrants 2015

Black History Month Launch Team.


As part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival 2015


An evening of celebration of Dr Maya Angelou life and works

Black History Month Launch Team.

With thanks to all who attended.

Anita Franklin, Michelle Scally Clarke,
Kadija George, Desiree Reynolds, Seni Seneviratne,
Amanda Huxtable, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Ebony Greaves.


Hidden Gems

Alongside Sheffield based Writer Marcia Layne, Amanda is the Co- Artistic Director of Hidden Gems Productions a Theatre Company Black, British and Bold. Their touring productions Credits include; Hidden Gems tours 2010 -2016 ; Bag Lady, Somebody’s Son, Lost & Found, The Yellow Doctress, by Marcia Layne.

Eve arms open wide

Amanda continues to Direct independently primarily with New Writing. She enjoys supporting and learning from emerging Theatre Artists as well as working with fellow established Theatre workers and Venues.



From 2010 Amanda developed her Community Arts practice by creating and developing a new company rooted in heritage called Tabonuco.

The name Tabonuco is taken from a tree that grows in the Caribbean and gathers its strength by growing together. It is a collaborative company that works with fellow artists on unique projects within communities.

To date Tabonuco has produced the following work.

  • A Fair Trade project called Fair Enough? Which explores the link between Fair Trade and Black history.
  • Amanda was a member of the Sound System Cultural project team as researcher, oral historian and presenter working with African Caribbean elders first and second generation. This project was led by Mandeep Samra of Lets Go Yorkshire.
  • A short film called Run Jamaica Run which both celebrates and challenges the Jamaican diaspora at the time of the 50th Year of Jamaican Independence.

Run Jamaica Run On Vimeo


The Tabonuco Blog

Tabonuco Logo.

Training and
Community interests

  • Documentary film making 2012 - Kirklees Filmmakers.

  • The Tools Of Directing 2014 - Directors Guild Great Britain and BECTU
    ( Broadcasting, Entertinment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union).

  • Serves as a member of the Kirklees Black History Steering team.

  • Elected Chair of Governors at Birkby Junior School in Kirklees.
Black History Month Launch Team.

© Amanda Huxtable 2019