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”.
- MARRY A SUPPORTIVE PERSON
Lucy’s work is mostly project-based, work that comes in short intense periods and is soon over. She says she couldn’t do any of it without her husband, Chris.
“Chris is incredibly supportive and we talk through everything that comes across the table …”