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Stables turned to acting as a second career after retiring from a long-held position as a French teacher. After some experience in musical theatre, in 1991, she acted in a production of Jane Eyre
, with Nicholas Briggs
. This led to Briggs' later casting Stables as Ruthley in Big Finish's first Doctor Who play, The Sirens of Time, and as Evelyn the following year.