The actress performs eight shows a week at London's Adelphi Theatre - and at the age of 40, the intensely physical BOB FOSSE-choreographed show has taken a terrible toll on her body.
She says, "I am in constant pain. My hips hurt, my toes ache, I have to have my feet strapped every day.
"When I'm not rehearsing, I try to sleep and I go to a physiotherapist. I daren't sit in air-conditioned rooms, despite the heat, because I'm worried about losing my voice.
"It's like being an athlete. We're all exhausted."
She also suffers severe bouts of self-doubt: "Every night I tear myself apart thinking, 'How could I do better?' I am in a constant state of self-doubt."27/06/2005 05:30