Describe your show in five words Moving, informative, absorbing, entertaining and (occasionally) funny. Describe your first stage performance I was a six-year-old competitor at the Godalming Music Festival. I don’t remember much about it except I had a new blue dress and long white socks. What a thought! What has been your most embarrassing moment on stage? When I tripped up on the way to the piano during a live BBC broadcast of the Tchaikovsky piano concerto. I had some beautiful new (high) shoes and I fell over, in view of 2,000 people. It was awful. Your favourite night out? Theatre. A good play. I have always loved the theatre. That’s why it is such a joy to be on stage with such wonderful actors in these Composer Portrait shows. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever had? Sainsbury’s will still be open tomorrow - whatever happens in your performance tonight. So keep it in perspective! The thrillingly contemporary Ballet Black (October 19, 7.30pm, at the Marlowe Theatre) – showcasing black and Asian dancers - is putting on a triple bill at the Marlowe Theatre: Dopamine (a beautiful duet); the edgy Captured; and a superb final piece, Red Riding Hood, which turns its namesake fairytale on its head. Funny, absorbing, exciting – don’t miss it. New to the Festival this year, Made in Kent: Dance (October 24, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre) offers a showcase of young and exciting Kent-based dance and choreographers.