I love playing the character because I have the chance to mimic quite a few of the managers I have encountered over the years, without risking the sack or litigation. You know who you are!!
It’s too hard to pick a single character from among wicked witch, queen, pilgrim, headmistress, lush, cabaret star etc….but Elvira, the ghost in Coward’s Blithe Spirit, proved to be a springboard, and gave me the confidence to tackle so much more.
A film of my life story would have to have Marge Simpson in the title role – ‘cos that’s what my sons call me!