Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Return to Stage like Cardio Workout, Says Kara; FIRST NIGHT

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Return to Stage like Cardio Workout, Says Kara; FIRST NIGHT

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Byline: Robert Dex Arts Correspondent

KARA TOINTON'S return to the theatre has been like "a cardio workout" almost a year after the birth of her son.

The actress, who plays industrialist's daughter Daphne in the stage version of The Man In The White Suit, said she had not realised how physical her role would be.

She said: "My son is about 10 months old and I've been away for a couple of years so it was me thinking 'can I do this?' but I wasn't expecting it to be such a kick up the butt. It's been lovely to get my fitness back in gear. It's like a cardio workout but I really enjoy the challenge of it. I read it, and on paper you don't quite appreciate what the eventualities will be, so it was a bit of a shock. I thought 'Oh, I just pop on and I pop off' but actually it's like a running train and once it goes, it goes. …

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