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Olympia Dukakis was famously plucked from Broadway when the director Norman Jewison turned up at the theatre looking for someone to play Cher's mother in the film Moonstruck. However, while her performance won her an Oscar and a Golden Globe, she found it initially hard to take on the role of movie star, saying that her temporary abandonment of theatre "seemed like a betrayal of everything I'd done before". Now she has her feet on the boards again in Rose, a one-woman show about a feisty Jew looking back over her life.

National Theatre Cottesloe, London SE1 (0171-452 3000) from today

Rachel Halliburton