Loved Kathleen Turner's cabaret show, Finding My Voice Yes, *that* Kathleen Turner. She sings, and she's remarkably good.
Between songs she told stories from her life, shared her wisdom, and some witty banter.
Why is she singing and doing cabaret when her passion is acting? Because, she said, life is about taking risks.
She told us that when touring with a show, she always offers acting masterclasses to local universities, but not freshmen or sophomores, who she thinks aren't ready to deal with her. The masterclass is titled Practical Acting: Shut Up And Do It.
Later, she talked about her battle with the autoimmune disease Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her experiences were familiar to me, because my mother has battled RA for 49 years.
After the show, I did something I never do, which was to wait by the theatre entrance for her departure. I told her about my mother, Nicki, and asked Miss Turner if she would sign the programme for Mum, and she gave me this autographed note. Amazing. .
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