Based on the hit 1992 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, this is the latest touring incarnation of the highly entertaining musical Sister Act. Originally set to star Goldberg in a reprise of the role, the cast instead has the more than able replacement of Beverley Knight. Joined by Jennifer Saunders, Lesley Joseph and Clive Rowe, this revival certainly isn’t lacking firepower in the casting department.
Incredibly anticipated by the theatre community and postponed due to Covid, Sister Act has certainly made the long wait worth it. Beverley Knight, Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle and Lizzie Bea leave audiences beaming from ear to ear.
Setting a timetable requires Johnson to be a clairvoyant, predicting the future way of a virus that, to be honest, is only really getting started. Yes, vaccines are being done fast (I got my first dose on Saturday), but lifting the lid on Pandora’s box too quickly — by setting a timetable for reopening — won’t benefit anyone’s mental health, if it simply exacerbates the virus and leads to the necessity to shut down again.
Due to current government guidelines resulting in a delay to the production, the producers of Sister Act announced today that performances in London and on tour have now been rescheduled.
Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her starring role as Deloris Van Cartier for the first time on stage with Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior in a newly adapted production of Sister Act.
A brand new production of the musical Sister Act, starring Brenda Edwards, will open at Curve Leicester on 21 April 2020, where it will play until 2 May, ahead of further UK venues and a London season. More details and full creative team to be announced soon.
Craig Revel Horwood’s adaptation of Sister Act remains faithful to the previous Broadway and West End productions of the show. The musical, taken away from the varying locations of Las Vegas and San Francisco in the 1992 film, is instead set solely in Philadelphia, USA – heightening the danger and the limitations that the play’s protagonist, Deloris Van Cartier.
Tyrone Huntley has the voice of an angel and supreme acting skills. He’s just finished starring as CC in Dreamgirls and is currently in rehearsals to reprise the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent’s Park Open Air theatre later this summer.
I keenly took up my seat half an hour before curtain-up, which is where my confusion began. Recorded music is usually welcome pre-show however Carols filled the auditorium. It’s June! Though beautifully sung I can’t help wondering how many hearts sank thinking how many shopping days there are until Christmas.
If you like musical comedy you really should catch up with nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Playhouse this week. The wannabe disco diva is forced to hide out in a convent after seeing her bad news boyfriend murder a member of his gang.
Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act has plenty of laughs but due much of the action happening in the convent – it feels a bit insubstantial for a musical – despite some great performances.
Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the national tour of Curve’s all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016.