Singer/songwriter Alison Moyet is returning to the stage - this time to take a leading role in a play, for which she has also written the music - alongside longstanding friend and comic Dawn French.
One man who eagerly anticipates Alison's second foray into theatreland is chartered accountant Michael Meakin, who has been tracking her career and overseeing her financial interests for the past 16 years.
Mr Meakin, managing partner and head of the sports and entertainment unit at Clement Keys, handles taxation compliance for her, deals with image rights abuse and oversees record company auditing to ensure prompt payment of royalties.
Alison is to star in Smaller , a play which explores the relationships between a mother and her two daughters and comes to Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre from March 20-25.
Dawn French plays Bernice Clulow, a schoolteacher caring for her disabled mother, while Alison takes the role of sister Cath, who flew the nest straight from school and is now working as a singer on the Costa del Sol.
Smaller is the first play by TV scriptwriter Carmel Morgan, whose credits include Coronation Street, Brookside, Shameless and The Royle Family, and whose sitcom Teenage Supermodel is in development for BBC Three.
The play will be directed by actress Kathy Burke, who has starred in a host of TV and film productions but is perhaps best known for her role in Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.
"Everyone will tell you that the performing arts make for a demanding career and it is vital that singers, actors and musicians invest wisely so that they maximise their earnings potential across the whole of their career," said Mr Meakin.