In a case of fantasy mimicking life or perhaps vice versa Dundee woman Gemma Duffy has swapped her day job as a clerical assistant with Dundee City Council and karaoke forays for a starring role on the stage.
A group of French youngsters will take to the stage of Perth Theatre this week as part of an exchange visit.
'It's difficult to quantify it, really it's thumbnail shots of people's lives, very, very funny but with pathos that makes it stick in your mind as a bit more than that. It's entertainment that works!'
Plans to buy and renovate the former King's Theatre in Dundee at the cost of around £20 million are being finalised for submission to a national funding body.
A range of "radical developments" announced on Monday are set to strengthen Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) as one of Scotland's top attractions.
Take a peek behind the scenes as Dundee Rep prepares for its first public performances of The Elves And The Shoemaker.