The Stage

Director of development at St James Theatre in London, Lucy French tells Maureen Paton about her career to date and her family link to the new First World War play, Never Such Innocence.

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When the future theatrical entrepreneur Lucy French first attended drama school at the age of four, her stage fright led to what Craig Revel Horwood would dub "a dis-ah-ster, darling". As French admits, "I was terribly shy as a child. so I was hopeless – everytime I had to appear on stage, I wet my knickers. So the headmistress had to ring my mother to say that… download