Art, anorexia and exhibitionism collide.
Three women attempt to make sense of a world where you can create an amazing piece of art but you cannot tell someone how you feel.
“I’m sick of talking. Talking’s for people with nothing to say.”
As soon as I read a monologue from a draft of an extraordinary new play called Thin Toes, by a young writer Laura Stevens in 2006, 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 talented, new writer in Laura Stevens.
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 March 2008.