Nuns, guns and flares so funky they'd make even Huggy Bear jealous - yes it's the new production of the West End musical.
Sister Act returns to the UK with an abundance of sparkling 70s soul, fun and disco dancing to die for. Starring the most talented Alexandra Burke (X Factor, The Bodyguard) this terrific musical adaptation of the 90's Whoopie Goldberg and Maggie Smith movie will lift you up and leave you feeling happy and super-energised.
Directed and choreographed by Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act tells the story of nightclub singer, Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses the shooting of a gang member by her sleazy gangster-style boyfriend (Aaron Lee Lambert). The local cops hide her in a convent, under the protection of nuns, and disguised as a nun (under great protest) she's left there under the watchful eye of Mother Superior whilst awaiting the murder trial.
To keep her occupied, and hopefully out of trouble, Mother Superior gives her the task of managing the convent choir, which of course Deloris does with her own, unique style, turning the nuns into soul-singing disco divas and thus attracting an excited, new, paying audience to the convent and Deloris eventually learns to love herself for who she is, under the guidance of her Sisters.
To hear the original Alan Menken score with the inclusion of live musicians on stage is a real treat and the vocal harmonies are abundant in colour, sometimes in capella with added reverb creating an incredibly beautiful and dreamy sound. Alexandra Burke plays the part of Deloris effortlessly, captivating the audience with her exceptionally powerful voice, supported by a very strong cast whose energy never dips.
The production set is a slick, transitional design cleverly constructed to change within seconds from scene to scene, and, with an exceptional lighting design and exciting musical arrangements, this is definitely not a show to be missed.
Contains some adult themes.
Runs to 4 March at Wolverhampton Grand.
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