Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty $12.99

Amy Rosenthal

Published by Samuel French Ltd

4 Male 6 Female

Unmarried sisters in their fifties share a London flat

Nina is brisk, dynamic and gainfully employed

Nancy is plump, self conscious and suddenly redundant

Urged to find a hobby, she unwittingly stumbles into a job modeling for eccentric drawing students and their philandering teacher

Initially horrified to discover that life models pose naked, Nancy is unexpectedly liberated by the experience

Though she keeps this activity a secret, her newfound confidence unsettles Nina

The sisters move toward an inevitable confrontation as Nina faces her unhappy past and Nancy glimpses a possible future

This bittersweet play unfolds with humorous twists and turns and offers particularly strong female roles


"Assured ... with a gentle blend of wit and the poignant" ~ Independent

"Rosenthal writes like a female Alan Ayckbourn" ~ Guardian

"Wonderful ... ensemble piece of immense acuity and pathos" ~ Time Out

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