Going back to one's roots is always prescribed as a means to rediscover, evolve and explore missing links. And this transition is the route celebrities favour today to move forward artistically.
On one level it may be to grab headlines and boost a sagging career, but if one cares to go deeper, it's the rejuvenation of extempore skills, a lager scope for imagination in a confined space and the thrill of having no retakes that makes hitting the stage so very prestigious, and in-season all year round this 2009.
It's been a big year for cinema, but an even bigger year for resurgence in star theatre. We take a look at the stars who've returned to home ground, stars who've ventured into new territory, and stars who plan to take pot-shots at bagging print space, and more.