Amanda Drew talks in front of a soft focus bookshelf

Parlour Song

Jez Butterworth
Directed by Ian Rickson

Amanda Drew plays Joy, a character whose lacklustre life pushes her to the edge of social and moral boundaries. Amanda gives a frank and detailed account of her work on the part in the acclaimed production of Parlour Song.

Contains references to sex.

Production duration: 12 min 9 sec

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Cast & creative team


  • Joy
    Amanda Drew
  • Ned
    Toby Jones
  • Dale
    Andrew Lincoln


  • Jez Butterworth
  • Ian Rickson
  • Jeremey Herbert
  • Stephen Warbeck
    Musical Director
  • Paul Groothius
  • Peter Mumford
  • Steven Williams
    Video Designer