• With spot-on injections of humour and a frequently raised sardonic eyebrow, joy and warmth shine from this fascinating and funny book

    Jo Brand
  • An unputdownable, utterly delightful stroll through British amateur theatre and why it has a vital place for us all

    Shappi Khorsandi
  • This funny and interesting book makes you yearn for a long-lost sense of community, and then realise it’s been there all along. Jenny Landreth, take an Am Dram style bow

    John O’Farrell
  • An honest, educational and downright hilarious memoir. It’s a deeply affectionate look at a much-maligned bit of Britishness that we simply couldn't live without

    Angela Barnes
  • A gorgeously funny, deeply affectionate and fully costumed swallow-dive into the great – and historic – amateur theatrical tradition. I loved it

    Alistair Petrie
  • A hilarious, informative amdramoir – a love-letter to her father and a fascinating insight into the much maligned minority: the amateur

    Doon Mackichan
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this beguiling ensemble of memoir, social history, interviews and manifesto, which tells the story of am-dram in Britain

    Caroline Sanderson, Bookseller

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