Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
15th to Saturday 19th February 2005, 7.45pm with matinees on
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
£5.95 to £21.50
Office: 01473 295900
or online at: www.wolseytheatre.co.uk
Lang as Nina and Anna Carteret as Nancy
and Nina are unmarried sisters in their fifties, but that's where
the similarity ends.
is a busy National Gallery tour guide, whilst gentler Nancy has
just been made unexpectedly redundant.
solace in her dressing gown and jars of pickled onions, Nancy thinks
life is at an end, until she decides to find a hobby.
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.
deliciously acerbic play'
feels old and frumpy and desperately needs a reason to get dressed.
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.
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.
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.