Vanessa Rosenthal

Vanessa Rosenthal

Inside Out:a Life in Stages by Vanessa Rosenthal. published by Red Door Press

Also writes as

Vanessa Walsh
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview


Age 16 to 18+, Further Education, University, Adult


Memoir, Non-Fiction

Book types

Non-fiction for adults


  • Bafta Short listed


  • Equity, Society of Authors

Books by Vanessa Rosenthal

When her very English mother converted to Judaism on her love match marriage in 1938 it began the questions for her feistily independent actress daughter. Better in than out? Or more outside looking in? Was Vanessa acceptable or not - and to whom? Even acceptance could be painful. Vanessa Rosenthal's revealing , insightful and serially funny memoir traces her shifting identities through family, theatre and Jewish life. This beautifully written memoir traces a path to learning who she is. Its unembarrassed comedy suggests the answers may also be true.

Inside Out:a Life in Stages

Actress and playwright Vanessa Rosenthal has been searching for her identity her whole life. Is she Jewish or not?English or not? This character, or that, on or off stage? An exciting odyssey , crowded with incident- most of it not just funny but fall over funny. Filled with love, moving and inspiring.