Amy Rosenthal (born 1974[1]) is a British playwright from Muswell Hill, London. She took a Masters in Playwriting at Birmingham University.[2] She won the Sunday Times Drama Award with her debut play Henna Night in 1999. She is the daughter of Jack Rosenthal and Maureen Lipman.[3] Rosenthal is Jewish. In 2015, she wrote the libretto to the opera Entanglement by the composer Charlotte Bray.[4][5][6] Rosenthal was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for female dramatists. [7] Rosenthal teaches playwrighting on the acclaimed Arvon courses. [8]


Rosenthal studied playwriting at the University of Birmingham.[3] Her plays include:[9]

  • Sitting Pretty (1998)
  • Henna Night (1999) (winner of the Sunday Times Drama Award 1999)[10]
  • Jerusalem Syndrome (2000)
  • Little Words (radio play)
  • Jack Rosenthal's Last Act (4-part series adapted from book for BBC Radio 4)
  • Thank God It's Friday (co-written with Cosh Omar 2007)
  • On The Rocks (2008) (about D. H. Lawrence and his circle, shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2009)
  • The Jitterbug Blitz (2009)
  • The Workroom (adapted from L'Atelier by Jean-Claude Grumberg)
  • Fear of Cherry Blossom (premiere at Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre, 2016)[11]