I’m sick of talking. Talking’s for people with nothing to say.
The story behind Thin Toes
As soon as I read a monologue from a draft of an extraordinary new play in development called Thin Toes by a very talented young writer Laura Stevens, it made me want to direct.
Thin Toes followed three characters: Meg, a once-famous artist; Andrea, her teenage daughter and Lucy, Andrea’s new best friend. Exploring art, anorexia and exhibitionism, the play was a bold look at three very different women and signalled the arrival of a gifted, new writer in Laura Stevens.
Firstly directing a reading of the play in May 2007, I then began the process of directing its premiere production. I also had the good fortune to find three incredible actresses to inhabit the roles – Helen Millar, Elizabeth Bichard and Camilla Simson – and the World Premiere production of the play was presented at the Pleasance, London in February-March 2008.