The Block star for real- life com­edy act

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

IS a mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion of The Block the next crowd- pleaser for re­al­ity show fans?

Re­al­ity tele­vi­sion star Amity Dry has re­vealed she’s work­ing on a warts and all stage ver­sion of the top- rat­ing tele­vi­sion show.

The Sea­son One cast mem­ber wants to take her 15 min­utes of fame to the stage with a com­i­cal mu­si­cal pro­duc­tion.

“It will cer­tainly be in­spired by the roller- coaster that is re­al­ity TV,” Dry, who was in Bris­bane this week, said.

“Each year dif­fer­ent peo­ple go on these shows and they be­come in­stantly fa­mous and then they go back to be­ing nor­mal.

“But those peo­ple are left with – what just hap­pened, where to now?”

Dry, who used the show to kick­start her mu­sic ca­reer in 2003, hopes to have the show com­pleted next year and in pro­duc­tion soon af­ter.

She will bring her mu­si­cal Mother, Wife and the Com­pli­cated Life next month.

It’s a com­edy that fol­lows the lives of four women and fea­tures dark and emo­tional sto­ry­lines of un­ex­pected preg­nancy, post- na­tal de­pres­sion and mar­riage break downs.

The mu­si­cal, which Dry per­forms in, has toured New York, Nor­way, Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and her home­town, Ade­laide.

“Of­ten women only see the Hug­gies com­mer­cial of moth­er­hood.” she said. “So I did this show about be­ing hon­est, what it’s re­ally like.”

Star­ring in re­al­ity TV con­trib­uted to the show’s suc­cess.

“It gives you a head start, peo­ple recog­nise who you are,” she said.

“Peo­ple come along and they’re like, we know she can ren­o­vate houses but we don’t know if she can sing, we don’t know if she can write.”

Mother, Wife and The Com­pli­cated Life will be per­formed in Bris­bane for the first time on Au­gust 28.

Amity Dry.

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