She may be better known as Mrs Sting, but Trudie Styler has come into the limelight on her own terms this week, appearing on stage once again after a break.
In the interim, she’s had a career as a film producer, made yoga videos and been busy with philanthropic affairs. But her greatest love – she was once a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company – has always been acting.
Styler is appearing in a new production of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull; and the action has been transposed from Russia to 19th Century Ireland. The play has been directed by legendary theatre director, Max Stafford-Clark.
Tom Brook talks with Styler about her return to the stage – and also chats with Sting about his wife’s performance, and his own plans to bring together a musical based in his home city of Newcastle.