Su's bedroom, with its unusual
red and black colour scheme, is
one of her favourite rooms. She
bought the two large fans above
her bed in Bangkok, while the
quilt and the pillows -
emblazoned with bright red lips
and the message 'Smile' - were
designed by a friend.
This is Su's 'playroom'. The
mirrored wall conceals cupboards
holding old stage costumes.
Robert the bear (sitting on the
lion) and Tallulah the doll, in
the yellow jacket, are both
In Su's second living room is her
piano, which she's still learning
to play. The award plaques on the
top shelf show Su has been named
'Ideal Neighbour' and 'Rear Of
It takes all sorts! Su plays mother in
the living room of her Islington home,
seated on the sofa - the single most
expensive piece of furniture in the
house. Su is an avid collector of
statuettes of China cats. "I used to
have two cats of my own," says Su.
"Unfortunately, I was working away
so much I had to give them to someone
else to look after."
The walls of Su's staircase are lined
with theatrical posters, cast photographs
and other keepsakes. The framed Charmaine!
sheet music and the drawing of a
policeman next to it were both gifts from
Standing in her kitchen, Su admits she
prefers eating out. "I love very
long lunches with friends, starting at
1pm and ending around dinner time!"