There's not much time in the schedule for a private life and I sometimes wish it were otherwise. Nevertheless I have friends all over the country and touring is really an incredible way to make a living - if you can stand the pace. Most of the time I don't get a day off in the week.
I don't actually live anywhere. You could say I'm homeless. I enjoy working under pressure and the fact that I'm my own boss. I'm completely addicted to it but have to face the fact that there's a burn-out point. I really look forward to a theatre's response to a new company.
I have to have with me at all times a good book and a laptop, which contains my whole life. I always travel by car - British Rail on a Sunday is a nightmare. My life could fall apart but not my car.
My parent's home is in Aberdeen in a small, beautiful fishing village called Newton Hill. It's the perfect place to escape touring. Eating at home is a treat because during a tour I'm a junk-food queen. Sundays are the days when I can have fresh veg, a knife and fork and perhaps even the luxury of a napkin.
Jacqui Kelly is the company manager of Out of Joint theatre company who preview Sue Townsend's 'The Queen and I', directed by Max Stafford-Clark, and Jim Cartwright's 'Road' at the Leicester Haymarket (0533 539797) from tomorrow. It will be touring the country until JuneReuse content