I, AmDram

By Hannah Maxwell

A story of return, reconciliation and rehearsals with mum. Step-ball-changing between suburb and city, I, AmDram minds the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.

A hilarious ode to all things amateur dramatics.

“I need to do a not-very-complicated set change… but I want this to be authentic, so… can I please have a long and awkward blackout.”

Join Hannah Maxwell (“A Generation Z Caroline Aherne!” – To Do List) on the train home to Hertfordshire and settle in for a joy-filled hour of amdram anecdotes, musical parodies and very basic choreography, drawn from her family’s illustrious 90-year history with the Welwyn Thalians Musical & Dramatic Society.

Making her prodigal return to suburbia, Maxwell thinks back to 2010: My Fair Lady, and her final year doing am-dram. Harmonising over dinner, rehearsing with mum, coming out as gay (a much less traumatic experience than her woeful audition for the role of Eliza).

I, AMDRAM has charmed audiences across the UK, Australia and Europe, from lifelong thesps who know every line, to those who’ve never trod a board or sung a Sondheim. Told through comedy, music, spoken word and Gilbert & Sullivan references, this pitch-perfect piece of storytelling theatre minds the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.

Age guidance: Suitable for ages 12+

Running time: 65 minutes

★★★★★ ADELAIDE ADVERTISER “PURE GOLD… BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED AND DELIVERED WITH REAL SKILL.”
★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN “JOYFUL & PERCEPTIVE”
★★★★ THE LIST “A HEARTFELT AND DEEPLY MOVING TRIBUTE”
EXEUNT “I ALMOST LOST MY GODDAMN MIND LAUGHING”
LYN GARDNER “VERY SMART… ENGAGING AND LAYERED.”

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
01/10/2022 8pm - 9pm Old Fire Station, Oxford Book here
06/10/2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Book here
07/10/2022 8pm - 9pm Old Town Hall Book here
12/10/2022 8pm - 9pm Ashcroft Arts Centre Book here
02/11/2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm Worthing Theatres Book here
03/11/2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm Farnham Maltings Book here
04/11/2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm The Seagull Theatre Book here
05/11/2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm Wells Maltings
09/11/2022 8pm - 9pm Portsmouth Guildhall Book here
10/11/2022 7.30pm - 8.30pm The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Book here
16/11/2022 8pm - 9pm South Street Arts Centre Book here
17/11/2022 8pm - 9pm West End Centre Book here