Roles for Sitting Pretty
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She moves from deep depression to happiness. She accidentally applies to be a life model and at the end of Act 1 has to be prepared to disrobe but as slowly and excruciatingly as possible with her back to the audience so that the focus is as much on the art student’s reaction. She needs to be able to convey a subtle changes of mood throughout the play. A wonderful part. It would be nice if the actress would be happy for a portrait to be shown to the audience.
A couple of years younger than Nancy
Nancy’s sister. This is a challenging role because she is not particularly sympathetic, in fact she is quite an angry person. There is a promise at the end of the play that she has found peace.
A couple of years older than Nancy
The sister's friend who is happily ‘ignored’ by both of them. Very much taken for granted. He wants the best for both of them. He is definitely an optimist.
The art teacher initially a bit of a cad the actor will have to avoid being too sleazy. Not particularly flamboyant, it would help if the actor was a competent artist. Needs to express manipulation, frustration, depression and loneliness
Initially quite an angry character, we see how vulnerable she is and how hurt. I would want to reduce the amount of swearing in her speeches. Another character who moves from desperate to confident.
A very attractive woman, wants to be the centre of attention, has had an affair with Phillip. Seems a lonely person. I don’t think she likes herself that much, she is not as confident/brash as she acts.
Bridget & Martin
Bridget is Martin's wife - bright and breezy but lonely.
Martin is Bridget's husband - he’s been told to be part of the art class. He is a talented artist but this is not his chief interest, he’d much rather be at home
Not quite a mime artist but the acting is 95% physical, he only has two lines, that said, it is a lovely opportunity to explore how to wordlessly produce an interesting characterisation for the audience
24 February - 24 May 2020
Monday: 24 Feb / 2 Mar / 9 Mar / 16 Mar / 23 Mar / 30 Mar
Wednesday: 26 Feb / 4 Mar / 11 Mar / 18 Mar / 25 Mar / 1 Apr
Monday: 6 Apr / 13 Apr / 20 Apr / 27 Apr
Wednesday: 8 Apr / 15 Apr / 22 Apr / 29 Apr
Days to be agreed: 4 May - 18 May
Tuesday 19 May - Saturday 23 May
Sunday: 24 May - to clear set and clean theatre