Good luck chants warn you against breaking a leg, but no one ever mentioned a broken wrist.
And that's exactly what happened to Calendar Girls actress Jennifer Ellison as she attempted to save a piano from toppling over.
The Liverpudlian star, who is currently performing in the notorious naked production, injured herself just minutes before the curtain was due to rise.
EnlargeA show insider told the Sunday Mirror: 'It was chaos because it all happened just half an hour before the curtain went up.
An accident waiting to happen: Jennifer Ellison poses with her Calender Girls co-stars and the piano that led to her broken wrist
'The piano began tipping over and Jennifer bravely tried to stop it but she didn’t stand a chance.
'Everyone knows it weighs a ton because they have to move the thing around from theatre to theatre.'
The source also stressed there was no foul play and it was simply an accident that led to a fractured her wrist and damaged ligaments.
The incident occurred half an hour before the show was about to commence in front of the Sunderland Empire on Wednesday night.
Jennifer's understudy was called in at the eleventh hour to take over the role of Miss September.
Mummy duties: Actress takes son Bobby shopping in Liverpool during a day away from the theatre last week
But ever the professional, the former Brookside star was back at work the next day sporting a bright pink cast.
Jennifer, married to boxer Robbie Tickle with whom she has one-year-old son Bobby, strips off in the show which follows the tale of how WI members pose naked for a calendar to raise money for charity.
Her spokesman said yesterday: 'She is back at work doing the show.
'Everyone in the business knows that Jennifer is a real trouper and won’t let anyone down.'