"Jigsaws appealed because I played the character some years ago and loved the play," she said. "When I was offered the chance to repeat the role, I jumped at it."
Danni Close plays Monica and says she fell in love with the character because she is a perfectionist like her.
"Her mind whizzes around at a million miles a minute and doesn't stop for anyone or anything – even sleep," she said.
There is an amazing scene where the audience experiences the verbalisation of Monica's inner thought processes and can fully appreciate what she essentially puts up with every day of her life."
Adam, the director, has been involved in theatre for more years than he can remember. Having covered every aspect of production, from acting, backstage, lighting and sound, front-of-house through to choreography, direction, and even producing shows, he is extremely versatile and able to adapt to change at a moment's notice.
"It's a superbly written play which, even though set in the 80s, has a lot of the messages and themes that are still extremely relevant in today's society," he says. "I want the audience to connect with the various cast members and relate to them and their issues as they are portrayed on stage.
"I also want them to laugh in all the right places yet also feel for the actors and also possibly shed a tear or two. Some of the scenes may remind the audience of their own families and issues they might be struggling with themselves."
"I've always wanted to see it return to the stage," Adam said. "And now five years on, thanks to the Old Mill Theatre, I am getting that chance."
Jigsaws plays at 8pm February 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 with a 2pm matinee on February 15. Tickets are $25, $20 concession – book on 9367 8719, email@example.com or at the Old Mill Theatre website.
There's also a special charity night on February 7. The performance is being devoted to Nakuru Hope's Gabriel's Orphanage. Bookings can be made at www.trybooking.com. All tickets are $25.
The Old Mill Theatre is on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, South Perth (opposite Australia Post and the Windsor Hotel).