BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2005We've left it here for reference.More information

14 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
suffolksuffolk
STAGE

BBC Homepage
England
»BBC Local
Suffolk
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Suffolk

Cambridgeshire
Essex
Norfolk

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

January 2005
Preview: Sitting Pretty
Simon Robson as Philip and Natalia Tena as Zelda
Simon Robson as Philip and Natalia Tena as Zelda



A bitter sweet play with humorous twists and turns, written by Amy Rosenthal.

Read Rachel Sloane's review »

WATCH and LISTEN
BBC download guide
Free Real player
SEE ALSO

Review: Sitting Pretty

Entertainment index

On stage index

WEB LINKS

New Wolsey Theatre

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

PRINT THIS PAGE
View a printable version of this page.
get in contact
Sitting Pretty
Where: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
When: Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th February 2005, 7.45pm with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Tickets:

From £5.95 to £21.50
Matinees £7.50

Box Office: 01473 295900
or online at: www.wolseytheatre.co.uk


Belinda Lang as Nina and Anna Carteret as Nancy
Belinda Lang as Nina and Anna Carteret as Nancy

Nancy and Nina are unmarried sisters in their fifties, but that's where the similarity ends.

Nina is a busy National Gallery tour guide, whilst gentler Nancy has just been made unexpectedly redundant.

Seeking solace in her dressing gown and jars of pickled onions, Nancy thinks life is at an end, until she decides to find a hobby.

Actresses Belinda Lang (2 Point 4 Children, Second Thoughts) and Anna Carteret (Juliet Bravo), stars in this co-production between Watford Palace Theatre, Nica Burns, Max Weitzenhoffer and Keith Murray.

'A deliciously acerbic play'
'A deliciously acerbic play'

Nancy feels old and frumpy and desperately needs a reason to get dressed.

She stumbles across a life-drawing class run by an ageing artist who is searching for a new model. What starts as a hobby unexpectedly provides a new lease of life.

Belinda Lang plays Nina and Anna Carteret, who was recently seen in the West End alongside Joan Plowright in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Absolutely (Perhaps), will play Nancy.

Anna Carteret and Simon Robson
Anna Carteret and
Simon Robson

Amy Rosenthal received critical acclaim when Sitting Pretty was first performed at the Chelsea Centre in 1999 followed by a national tour in which her Mum, Maureen Lipman, played Nina.

The cast also includes Kim Hartman (Allo Allo), Richard O Callaghan (Carry On Loving), Pooky Quesnel (Family Affairs), Philip Bird (Silent Witness), Simon Robson (The Bill), Richenda Carey (Monarch Of The Glen), Bruce Godfree and Natalia Tena.

line
Top | On Stage Index | Home
we want to hear from you
This is about:
Your comment/review/talk board submission:
your name:
your e-mail address:
Town/City/Country:
your phone number (optional):
The BBC will use the information you provide, including that collected via ‘cookies’ (which tell us which of our web pages you visit and how you move around them) to run and improve this service/site. We will not use your details for any other purpose.

We would also like to use your details to inform you of services, information about this site, and events that we believe will interest you. If you wish to receive contact from the BBC other than for the service for which you are expressly giving your personal information, please tick below and we will add you to our weekly newsletter.
Click in the box to be added to the newsletter

View message boards »
More from this section
On stage

Preview: Hansel and Gretel


Preview: Little Sweet Thing

Pantomimes!

Contact Us

BBC Suffolk Website
Broadcasting House
St Matthew's Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 3EP

(+44) 01473 250000
suffolk@bbc.co.uk




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy