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Trudie Styler returns to the stage

Trudie Styler has made a comeback to the stage after a long time away. But how was it received? Tom Brook talks with Styler, and discusses Sting’s plans to stage a musical in his hometown.

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.

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