"I can remember on the first night of "Betrayal", when Alice was about seven months old and my nanny left. There was a strike at the National, so we didn’t know if we’d go up or not. It was a very difficult play with the three characters in it, and at six o’clock I had to be at the theatre. At 5 o’clock I’d found someone to take Alice for the night. I hadn’t eaten all day, I’d probably had half a Mars Bar. I went to the theatre, did the play, had two glasses of wine after the show and fell down, because I’d done the whole thing on an empty stomach. I was completely drunk. It was all too much. The adrenalin going, a first night, wondering if Alice was alright…it was a nightmare. Never again. Of course, when you’re younger, you sort of manage it with difficulty." — Penelope Wilton.