by Amy Rosenthal
9th - 18th May
Medway Little Theatre is delighted to bring you our production of Sitting Pretty by Amy Rosenthal. Many may recognise the name of Rosenthal, Amy is from a very theatrical background as the daughter of Jack Rosenthal, a famous English playwright and Maureen Lipman, a famous English actress.
Sitting Pretty is a bittersweet comedy and a warm and funny play. The play revolves around the lives of two sisters – Nina and Nancy. Both middle-aged and unmarried, they share a London flat. Nancy has recently been made redundant from her job as a shorthand typist and has sunk into depression, spending her days lying on the sofa eating pickled onions from the jar. Nina is a dynamic, successful lecturer at the National Gallery.
Nina and their friend Max persuade Nancy to stop moping around the flat, and suggest looking into courses at the art gallery. Nancy visits the gallery and enrols onto a life drawing art class, as a model. What Nancy doesn’t realise is that life drawing models don’t actually wear any clothes, and Nancy soon finds herself reluctantly au naturel in front of a bunch of eccentric strangers. The experience is life-changing for Nancy, and ultimately for her sister Nina, and for their friend Max. Each character in the play is well-defined and believable, and each one has their own story to tell.
Medway Little Theatre has never before shown a play by Amy Rosenthal so this will be a first for us all. In fact, MLT’s production of Sitting Pretty is the only one in the world being performed at the moment!
Regular patrons will recognise some of our characters from past MLT productions with Chris Loft as Max, Lesley Godwin as Nancy, returning member Diane Hodgson as Nina, Mark Kitchener as Philip, Nan Morran as Sylvia. New members coming to MLT are Amy Morgan as Zelda, Darren Little as Luka, Pat Wilson as Bridget, Dave Wilson as Martin and Lisa Gibbons as Josie. Our thanks and gratitude go to our amazing backstage support team who will be dealing with an ever-evolving – and revolving – production.
Please note that this play contains some nudity and strong language so is not suitable for young children.
Maggie Coleman, Director