One woman, five roles and a fractured toe

Actress Jo Tan is hobbling around in a padded boot, but she says the restaging of Forked will go ahead as she takes on all five roles

Jo Tan rehearsing Forked, which was partly inspired by her training stint in Paris and her journey as an actress.
Jo Tan rehearsing Forked, which was partly inspired by her training stint in Paris and her journey as an actress.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Actress Jo Tan is sporting a huge padded boot on her left foot in The Finger Players' rehearsal studio. She stubbed her toe on the set's furniture and fractured her big toe, which is currently splinted, she says ruefully.

While her doctor frets over how she will get through the upcoming one-woman production, the 36-year-old says the show must go on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2019, with the headline 'One woman, five roles and a fractured toe'. Subscribe