Amy Loughton

Amy Loughton

Amy Loughton
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Amy is a creative and collaborative performer who is equally happy hanging from the ceiling, knee deep in juicy text work or working to pair her acting with her activism through forum theatre.

She is currently touring with Cardboard Citizens, as they celebrate their 25th year in Cathy by Ali Taylor, a modern look at Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home. After a sell out run and great reviews at the Pleasance, Cathy is now touring to theatres, hostels & prisons around the UK.

Amy has toured previously both nationally and internationally in a variety of work including with two new Alan Ayckbourn plays, directed by the man himself. She played Sonya in his new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya to great reviews and Magda in Neighbourhood Watch, Ayckbourn’s 75th new play, touring around Britain and to New York as part of the Brits off Broadway Festival.

She has also performed at theatres across Britain, from the Royal National Theatre to Keswick’s beautiful Theatre by the Lake. She has worked with various established writers on new projects, including Mark Ravenhill, Sue Townsend, Ali Taylor and  Lucy Kirkwood and loves the challenge of developing new work.

She was also fortunate enough to work at the New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent & trained for five months as a silks aerialist for Theresa Heskins’ fantastic adaptation of Peter Pan.

Film and TV credits include Eastenders, Doctors and Holby City for the BBC, and Amy was seen in the role of Miss Campbell in the adaption of Emma (BBC). She also had a leading role in award winning short film No Way Through and was seen as Welsh Andi Rodrigues in the Warp Films/Sky TV collaboration Talking To The Dead.

She will soon hit the screens as female lead Clare Crowhurst in feature film Crowhurst directed by Simon Rumley and in AUX for Evolutionary Films.

Cathy – Cardboard Citizens tour

It is the relationship between Owen and Loughton’s characters that provide the crux of the entire play, with encounters with Cathy’s sister and a friendly transport worker standing out for the delicacy of the writing and performance.
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Dear Uncle – Stephen Joseph Theatre

Amy Loughton is super as schoolgirl Sonya, easily the most capable woman in the household despite her youth.
Daily Mail

Amy Loughton’s Sonya is constantly referred to as doing well at school, and Loughton imbues her with a head-girlish briskness which modulates nicely into oh-gosh infatuation and disintegrates heartbreakingly in her final speech.
Financial Times

Matthew Cottle’s tearful final scene with Amy Loughton’s schoolgirl Sonya has much emotional focus. Loughton has Sonya growing steadily and significantly during the play. 
The Stage

….Marcus’s niece Sonya (Amy Loughton), so sweet 16 and besotted. Loughton is new to Scarborough, another Ayckbourn discovery, and her face is a wonderfully expressive canvas throughout. 
The York Press

Women Power and Politics – Tricycle Theatre

The crack troupe of 12 actors showcases remarkable versatility. I’m tempted to say: stuff the World Cup, it’s our lionesses we should be championing. 
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Ma’ams, Mags and militants on a lively journey to power. Hilarious and moving… typically ambitious… raises serious questions about the balance of power.
★★★★ The Guardian

Sparky, spiky, humorous, wistful… directed with enormous energy by Indhu Rubasingham… there are undisputed treasures in each section. Women, Power and Politics is a terrific achievement and crucial, frightening viewing, for both sexes.
★★★★ Evening Standard

A fascinating look at why women are under-represented in our democracy. Funny, thought-provoking, perfectly played. The cast of 12 are excellent. There’s plenty to provoke, stimulate, amuse. 
The Times

Tales of the struggle dazzle and delight. This ambitious cycle of nine new short plays gives audiences a remarkable bird’s-eye-view of the changing landscape of opportunity for women over the years…
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Apart From George – Finborough Theatre

Amy Loughton is superb as the unsettled teenager desperate to leave home. Both Loughton and Harrison share a nervous energy that resonates throughout the play affecting the tone and colouring the drama. 
The Stage

Amy Loughton’s gives a remarkably deft and sophisticated performance. Loughton impressively balances fiery, hormonal aggression with more complex tinges of vulnerability and longing. 
What’s on Stage

While George and his wife, Pam (Nicola Harrison), try to hold their crumbling marriage together it is their school-aged daughter, Linda (played by exceptionally talented Amy Loughton) that is the true victim in every sense. 
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The Lesson – Icarus Theatre Collective/Touring

The performances are superb…Loughton’s increasing bewilderment and desperate attempts to hold her own against the growing storm evoke real sympathy in the minds of an audience which, at first, were inclined to dismiss her as a silly little girl. 
British Theatre Guide

Max Lewendel’s touring production succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension. 
Jeremy Kingston – The Times

Amy Loughton is fantastic as the innocent teenager who realises too late the mental torture to which she is being subjected. 
South Wales Argus

Loughton masterfully portrayed the deterioration of The Pupil. 
Raddest Right Now

The Icarus Theatre collective’s production of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece is brilliant. A fast-paced, sixty-five minute screaming journey from a bare classroom into utter chaos. 
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