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Amy Rosenthal


Writers: Playwrights

Amy Rosenthal is an acclaimed playwright whose work includes: FEAR OF CHERRY BLOSSOM (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 2016); POLAR BEARS (A Play A Pie & A Pint, West Yorkshire Playhouse 2015); THE BALLAD OF MARTHA BROWN (co-written with Angel Exit Theatre, Angel Exit Theatre & on tour 2014); THE TAILOR-MADE MAN - A New Musical (Arts Theatre 2013); BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS: THE DORY PREVIN STORY (co-written with Kate Dimbleby AT Matcham Room, Leicester Square Hippodrome 2012); THE MAN WHO CAME TO BRUNCH (66 Books Season, Bush Theatre 2011); LIBERATION (Yad Arts, Tricycle Theatre, 2011); THE WORKROOM (adapt. for RADA 2010); JITTERBUG BLITZ (Lyric Theatre Studio, Hammersmith 2009); ON THE ROCKS (Hampstead Theatre 2008), which was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; A HANDBAG (Old Vic 24 Hours Plays Celebrity Gala, 2007); THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY (co-written with Cosh Omar for Daring Pairings, Hampstead Theatre 2007); SITTING PRETTY (Watford Palace Theatre 2005, UK Tour & at Hypothetical Theatre, New York 2001); WESTMINSTER (Wild Lunch Series for Paines Plough, 2000); JERUSALEM SYNDROME (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio 1999 & Soho Theatre 2000); HENNA NIGHT at the Scarborough Festival 1999 and Chelsea Theatre 2001) which was winner of the Sunday Times Drama Award; LIFELINES (Royal Court Young Writers Festival 1996). 

Work for radio includes an adaptation of Jack Rosenthal’s COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW and ESKIMO DAY (2017), BAR MITZVAH BOY (2011), his teleplay TORTOISE (2006), and a four-part adaptation of the autobiography JACK ROSENTHAL’S LAST ACT (2007), as well as Amy's original radio play LITTLE WORDS (2001), all for BBC Radio 4. Her short film, THAT WOMAN, premiered at the UK Jewish Film Festival in autumn 2012. 

Amy has written the libretto for the chamber opera ENTANGLEMENT, touring summer 2015 (Nova Music Opera). Current projects include a new musical about Queen Victoria, which is undergoing development work at the Arcola Theatre, and a commission from the Hampstead Theatre in London.