"It's a fun look at their interactions, which range from feeling part of the group to being the outcast, although the show naturally does have a happy ending," Helen said. "The musical was first performed in the US in 2016 and the writers encouraged us to localise the content to ensure it was relevant for our audience. This is my first time directing so the challenge is to make each scene work with the script."
Previously working with the Bunbury Musical Comedy Group and Bunbury Repertory Club, Helen has been involved with backstage work, 'Allo 'Allo and "dressing up as a crocodile and chicken in summer pantomimes". "As soon as I saw the script for The Real Housewives of Perth, I felt this musical was the right one for my debut," she said. "I loved the action and this story is real."
"It has always been a dream of mine to perform but for a long time I didn't have the confidence," Katherine said. "The Envelope Please was such a nurturing and warm environment to be in and it helped me to grow.
"The script for The Real Housewives of Perth was hilarious – it's so modern, cheeky and witty – they really nailed it. It's hard to rehearse when you can't stop laughing at the lines and the songs are catchy and relatable, too."
The Real Housewives of Perth plays at 8pm March 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22 with a 2pm matinee March 24. Tickets are $21, $18 concession and $15 children under 13 – book at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday. Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.