"I really have no idea where half of my ideas come from," Noel, who also plays Father Costello, said. "I wanted to do something comedic about nuns. I do have great respect for those who devote their lives to one religious order or another but my comedic side allowed me to indulge in a little fun, hopefully without being too offensive.
"The challenge is to put an enormous amount of energy into each character I have created. To assist me in directing, I have Valerie Dragojevic who directed my script It's All Greek to Me last year, and Caroline McDonnell, who assisted me with The Big Casino, also in 2014. Given their skill in helping to bring my works to life, I'm in safe hands."
"But she's still the head of the convent so the nuns have to defer to her," she said. "They humour her and her penchant for breaking into song from her favourite musical whenever she can.
"The challenges are learning lines, given I'm out of practice, and not being Catholic – I have to get into those ways and that thinking. Actually having to sing is the most difficult part but fortunately it's not that much because my singing ability is zero. I'm really stepping out of my comfort zone with this role."
Involved in theatre for "more years than she cares to remember", Norma always liked play-acting as a child but didn't do anything for many years after leaving school because of her family and career.
She resumed her interest with Melville Theatre in 1986 and has performed in numerous productions over the years with the Old Mill, Harbour, Celtic Circle, Playlovers and Stirling Theatres. Also working as the Old Mill Theatre manager, she was presented with lifetime membership in 2012 and given a Finley Award for "continuing commitment over and above the call of duty".