It will be good to get my life back after the three performances are over.

At a recent dress rehearsal the director called all actors and ballet dancers to the stage for notes after Act 2.

Eventually she addressed me:

"When everyone was milling around, you just turned your back to the audience and we got an extended viewing of your bottom. Now it's a lovely bottom, don't get me wrong, but there'll be elderly people in the audience and we don't want to scare them so keep facing the audience at all times."