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Amy Rosenthal

AMY ROSENTHAL

  (1974 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  represented by Mel Kenyon

Amy Rosenthal is a British playwright from Muswell Hill, London. She is the daughter of Jack Rosenthal and Maureen Lipman

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        2000         24 Hour Play!, The - Celebrity Gala         Ballad of Martha Brown, The         Beware Of Young Girls         Henna Night         Jerusalem Syndrome, The         Jitterbug Blitz, The         Liberation of Colette Simple, The         Lifelines         Man Who Came To Brunch, The         On the Rocks         Sitting Pretty         Tailor Made Man, The         Thank God It's Friday         Westminster         Workroom, The



2000

Synopsis:
an angsty eve of millenium party

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part of "Decade" by Amy Rosenthal, Beth Steel, Nimer Rashed, David Eldridge, Lou Ramsden, Fraser Grace, April de Angelis, Richard Marsh, Phil Porter And Rex Obano. Much has changed in the world since our current millennium dawned in 2000. theatre503 presents ten short plays by ten different playwrights, each encompassing A year of the so-called noughties And encourages the Audience to reflect over the past decade whilst taking in A great evening of theatre.

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Ten Min

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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24 Hour Play!, The - Celebrity Gala

Synopsis:
A unique platform of new short plays by Britain s brightest emerging theatre makers, entirely created in just 24 hours. Now in its sixth year the 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala is one of the most exciting and glamorous evenings in London's theatre calendar. 40 acclaimed actors, directors and writers join forces to write, rehearse and perform six short plays in just 24 hours. It's the ultimate theatrical challenge, culminating in a unique evening played out on one of the world's most celebrated stages. The performance is followed by a glittery post-show party, The 25th Hour.

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written by James Graham. Nick Moran. Chloe Moss. David Nicholls. Ol Parker. Amy Rosenthal.

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short play

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Ballad of Martha Brown, The

Synopsis:
Expect the unexpected in Angel Exit's latest original drama based on the life and times of Martha Brown, the last woman publicly hanged in Dorset. 1856. A tale of jealousy and passion. An ordinary woman and her ordinary husband, a hatchet grabbed in haste, a murder, a wrongly accused horse, a black silk dress, the hangman from London and the mob at the hang-fair who gawp in glee. Presented in the company's rich visual style, blending storytelling and striking physicality, this show is spliced through with wicked humour, an original score and macabre songs as a grim chorus of hollow-eyed storytellers invite you into their mysterious world where reality and fantasy blur as the events of Martha's life are played out under the constant stare of the gallows above.

Notes:
written by Amy Rosenthal, Tamsin Fessey and Lynne Forbes. Based loosely on Nicola Thornes novel My Name is Martha Brown

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Deverills Festival, The Barn, Kingston Deverill    03 May 2014

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Angel exit

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Genre:
historical play

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Beware Of Young Girls

Synopsis:
Acclaimed singer and storyteller, Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, explores the extraordinary songbook and story of cult favorite Dory Previn. The queen of 70's confessional songwriters, Previn sang songs of emancipation and sweet revenge. Kate and Nadia delve into the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas.

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Featuring excerpts from the autobiographies Midnight Baby and BogTrotter by DORY PREVIN

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Genre:
play with songs

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Henna Night

Synopsis:
Judith leaves her ex-boyfriend a desperate message on his answerphone saying that she is not coping with their break-up, that she has brought some razor blades and some henna in order to either slash her wrists or dye her hair and she might be pregnant. However, it is his new partner, Ros, who hears the message and it is she that rushes to Judith's bedsit. An evening of emotion, combined with subtle humour, ensues that will conclude with the two women, despite their differences and rivalry, finding friendship and gaining something positive from each other.

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1st Produced:
Chelsea Theatre, London >>>    26 Nov 2001

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Samuel French, London, 2005   -

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Comedy, 50 min One Act

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Jerusalem Syndrome, The

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Maggie, an unhappy 29-year-old, returns to Jerusalem 10 years after falling in love while working on a Kiibbutz. But her first love, an Israeli, is" now only a ghost, and her boyfriend, Ben, wants her to turn her back on the past and make a future with him. In Jerusalem Maggie runs into Josh, who was her friend on the kibbutz and is now married to the Israeli Galit, a consultant psychiatrist at a local hospital, which treats people suffering from a psychotic condition known as Jerusalem Syndrome. Some of those affected are merely tourists who have found the weight of history, spirituality and expectation in Jerusalem overwhelming. Others were already in mental crisis before they came to the Holy Land seeking something to make sense of their lives. the hospital is full df people who think that they are Jesus, Samson, Dellla or some other biblical figure. Maggie isn't quite this far gone but she is soon behaving like Lot's Wife, constantly looking back over, her shoulder, paralysed by glimpses of something and someone that she lost. Yet, as Rosenthal makes clear, Maggie is living under an illusion. Her love affair with Oded was unlikely ever to have a happy ending: she was not Jewish and he was an Orthodox Jew. Marriage was out of the question.
Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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Play/Drama

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Jitterbug Blitz, The

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Liberation of Colette Simple, The

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Meet Colette. Seemingly content in her simple life, in her small twee town with only her canary for company, Colette tends to her petunias. Through a heady mix of musical theatre, absurd comedy and live music, Colettes story of liberation is brought to life. In a magical world where canaries transform into cops and strange visitors cough up petunia petals, small town life is never what it seems.

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Inspired by the early Tennessee Williams play The Case of the Crushed Petunias, scored by Vincent Guibert and with lyrics by writers including playwrights Robert Holman and Amy Rosenthal, lyricist Adam Meggido, cabaret king Desmond OConnor, actress Honeysuckle Weeks and spoken word artist Charlie Dupre

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Spatfeather Theatre

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Genre:
musical cabaret

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Lifelines

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In Lifelines, a wrong number leads to a meeting of minds between Robert and Annie. Both are in a bad place in their respective relationships - can the mutual support they give each other lead to friendship or maybe even something more?

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1st Produced:
The Opera House, Buxton    30 Sep 2011

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Easy Company

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Samuel French, London, 1997   -

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Man Who Came To Brunch, The

Man Who Came To Brunch, The
the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is a foundation stone of the English language. the KJV was composed as a collective project and written to be spoken. Sixty-Six Books has been created, in the spirit of the original, in the same way. Pulpit to print; stage to page; mediated through many forms oral and written, the KJV has, since its inception, been a fundamental part of written and spoken English.This is a work that has travelled to every continent of the globe. It has been shared as a melodic instrument of inspiration, illumination and mutual understanding; and it has also been wielded as a tool of colonial oppression. Sixty-Six Books is a fresh interpretation of the KJV for the new millennium, celebrating and challenging the traditions and achievements of this great work on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. the curators of this project have gathered together a formidable and inspiring line-up of the best established and emerging writing talent to produce a new version of the KJV for thetwenty-first century. Each writer has created anew a book of the KJV - as prose, poetry, Drama, performance, song, or ground-breaking digital form. Each writer has spoken back to the KJV with untrammeled inventiveness of the imagination. the voices of Sixty-Six Books, drawn from across five continents, innovate, transmute, transpose, reinvent and talk back to four hundredyears of history. All the works that make up Sixty-Six Books are written to be spoken. Culminating in major performance events at the Bush theatre and Westminster Abbey in 2011 in London, Sixty-Six Books is a contribution towards the mutual curiosity, tolerance, and force of collective enterprise and shared humanity that characterizes the international and ancient Arts of writing and spoken performance

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Part of Sixty-Six Books: 21st-century writers speak to the King James Bible. Play is A response to the King James Bible book of Romans

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On the Rocks

Synopsis:
It's Spring, 1916 and D H Lawrence and his wife Frieda have found a new life for themselves in the remote Cornish village of Zennor. Rejuvenated by the wild beauty around them, they persuade close friends Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry to join them in their idyll. But no sooner have Katherine and Jack arrived than long-simmering tensions bubble to the surface, and Lawrence's dream of communal living starts unravelling before his eyes . . . Based on true events, this is the story of women, and men, in love. An uplifting and passionate comedy about four friends trying to live together, two marriages struggling for survival and a group of writers striving for creativity in the midst of war

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Hampstead, London    26 Jun 2008

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Genre:
Comedy

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Sitting Pretty

Synopsis:
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.

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Tailor Made Man, The

Synopsis:
the TAILOR-MADE MAN is the true story of William Haines, the silent screen star who was fired by Louis B Mayer of MGM Studios because he was gay and refused to marry and give up his lifelong partner Jimmy Shields. In 1930, William Billy Haines was one of MGM's most idolised male stars, second only to John Gilbert. On screen he was tailor-made to get the girl in the last reel. On the back lot he cruised every bit player and stagehand in sight. Billy lived openly with his lover and former stand-in Jimmy Shields. This was tolerated by the studio until rumours started to seep out into the wider world. Louis B Mayer ordered him to marry the sultry silent screen vamp Pola Negri. Billy refused and so Louis B Mayer fired him. Billy's defiance of the studio led to his second and even more successful career as an interior designer to the stars. the TAILOR-MADE MAN is a powerful story about Hollywood and its system and hypocrisy, but above all it is the story of Billy and Jimmy's turbulent, passionate love affair that survived and lasted over 50 years.

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Based on a play by Claudio Macor, book by Amy Rosenthal with Claudio Macor, music by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Adam Meggido, lyrics by Adam Meggido

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Genre:
musical

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Thank God It's Friday

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Written By Amy Rosenthal And Cosh Omar . Hampstead theatre's second new writing festival is what the theatre describes As "something of A cross-breeding experiment". It's called Daring Pairings And, As the publicity says, "instead of crossing A sheep with A kangaroo And getting A woolly jumper, or A centipede with A parrot And getting A walkie-talkie, we've been cross-breeding writers, Artists And theatre companies."

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Westminster

Synopsis:
Paines Plough's introduction to the hottest new writers returns to the Bridewell for a fourth season of lunchtime script-in-hand performances in collaboration with the BBC New Writing Initiative. More direct than the Victoria Line - More fun than the Circle Line - Deeper than westminster - More shocking than a body on the line - More precious than a seat in ruch hour - More of a challenge than the exits at Picadilly Circus - Better value than a two zone travelcard. Jubilee - Plays from Underground, brings you 9 new plays, all inspired by the Jubilee Line Extension and written in only three weeks. From Westminster to stratford, each playwright brings their special talent to bear upon the weird and beautiful poetry of London Transport's latest artery. They will never be just a name on the line to you again!

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part of Wild Lunch 4: Jubilee - Plays from Underground

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Paines Plough

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Short Play One Act

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Workroom, The

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adapted from L'Atelier by Jean-Claude Grumberg

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