The Alice in Wonderland star wants to perform in the city's famed theatre district, but she will only tackle a role if she is allowed to job-share with another actress and only work three nights a week.

Bonham Carter tells British newspaper the London Evening Standard, "I would love to do some West End theatre but every night I would miss bedtime with the children. If I could do three days a week that would be great - and to be honest I have had some discussions about doing that. What would be ideal is if I could do some sort of job share. But then who do you job share with? My obvious choice would be Helen MCCrory but then if you shared with her, she's such a great actress she'd just make you look bad. People would be asking for a refund for the nights I was on."

Bonham Carter has two children with her former partner Tim Burton.