Amy grew up in Darwen, Lancashire and attended the youth theatre at the Bolton Octagon Theatre. On graduating from Durham University, Amy co-founded the award winning theatre company for young people, en masse, with playwright and composer Oliver Birch. en masse toured nationally and internationally between 2003 & 2011. For en masse, Amy directed and produced UK tours of Spaceship ’87, The Echo Chamber (Fringe First Winner 2003), The Ignatius Trail (Fringe First Winner 2004), The Shelter, The Iceberg and We All Fall Down, as well as directing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in co-production with the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster.
Amy trained on the National Theatre Directors Course and is an Associate Artist of the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, The Egg in Bath and Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Her recent directing credits include The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon for Dukes Theatre, Lancaster and Oldham Coliseum; Wanted! Robin Hood and Arabian Nights (MTA Winner for Best Ensemble 2012) for the Library Theatre Company at The Lowry; Sabbat, The Rise and Fall of LittleVoice, Peter Pan and My Mother Said I Never Should for The Dukes; Dracula, Peter Pan, Wilde Tales, Oliver Twist, The Animated Tales of Shakespeare and The Grimm Brothers’ Circus for Theatre Royal Bath/the egg; and Dr Korczak’s Example for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (MEN Award Winner for Best Studio Production 2008).