I, AmDram

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A story of return, reconciliation and rehearsals with mum

“My voice cracked on the high note. I saw my Nan wince. The blood rushed to my cheeks – and a century’s lineage lay shattered on the floor.”

Amateur dramatics. The hidden history of many a performance artist. From four generations of leading ladies comes one queer Londoner, sharing a story of return and reconciliation – with her hometown, cultural inheritance and secret love of musical theatre.

In this affectionate tribute Hannah Maxwell makes a prodigal’s return to the musty vibrancy of amateur dramatics – her family’s consuming passion for 89 years and four generations.

Weaving storytelling, stand-up, live art and a manageable amount of musical theatre references, I, AmDram traces the distance between queer, quirky London and the rehearsal Halls of Home Counties suburbia; minding the gap between the identities we assert and the worlds we leave.

Maxwell’s unique story has charmed audiences across the UK and Australia, including at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 and Adelaide Fringe 2020.

Age Guidance: suitable 12+
Running Time: 65mins no interval


This is an honest, compassionate and often very funny look at how to break free from your roots, while still celebrating what they’ve given you.”

The Scotsman

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