Me as Lucy Lockett and David Schofield as Macheath in The Beggar’s Opera at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. David Schofield came from the school of acting that forbade singers to ever dare to walk the boards.

It must have been a horrible shock for him to learn that the Evening Standard nominated me for Best Supporting Actress! Most of the shock must have been that he hadn’t realised that anyone else had been on stage with him Those of you who have had the ’pleasure’ of working with him will know what I am talking about! – SJM