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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.

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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

From £5.95 to £21.50
Matinees £7.50

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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.

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