The Daily Telegraph reports
Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett has taken her first steps on the Paris stage, playing a lonesome woman in the lead role of 1970s play Big And Small.
Written by German Botho Strauss in West Berlin before the fall of the Wall, the work tells the story of Lotte, who falls apart when her husband deserts her during a holiday in Morocco.
Directed by Australian Benedict Andrews, this version of the play was first created by the Sydney Theatre Company, of which Blanchett, 42, and her playwright husband Andrew Upton are co-artistic directors.
Blanchett says she found a resonance with the lonely character of Lotte.
Blanchett won best actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards last year for her role in the play.
Big And Small will tour Britain, Austria and Germany after its Paris season ends on April 6.