Lucy Durack is the princess – or perhaps the Good Witch – of Australian theatre.
Most famous for her on-stage roles as Galinda in Wicked and Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, this mum says there’s one role she loves the most.
Being a mum.
Listen to Lucy Durack explain what it’s like to be one of Australia’s most successful performers and a new mum.
34 year-old Lucy and her husband Chris have one daughter, named Polly, who is two years old. This little lady completely flipped Lucy’s whole life upside down. In a good way.
Her advice to other new mums – in or out of showbiz – is priceless.
- NO SLEEP? GET HELP.
Lucy Durack hired a ‘sleep angel’ for one night. But then she struggled to follow-through with the techniques on her own … so, their ‘sleep angel’ came back for a second time and stayed for three nights.
“I feel sick even talking about it. I’d read all this stuff [saying that] if you do [a cry-out] … they might have anxiety and depression later on which really bothered me as it would bother any mum but I was at my wits end.
“I was desperate. Absolutely desperate. I felt like I was losing my mind. I’ve never felt anything like it.
“I found it quite traumatic but it ended up giving us our lives back”.