The shift from screen to stage, All About My Mother has lost none of its colour.
Actress Peta Sergeant plays Nina Cruz, a drug-raddled theatre diva.
To ready herself for the role, Sergeant deliberately avoided Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovarâ€™s original and instead read a lot of literature, such as Luke Daviesâ€™s Candy, and Kate Holdenâ€™s In My Skin.
The latter chronicle of addiction and downfall â€œwas almost a bit of a bible on set. Everyone was reading itâ€.
I went to see All About My Mother the other night and it’s a great production. Recommended, and not just because they said nice things about my book.