As iconic films go, there’s not many that can stand up to Sister Act. Whoopi Goldberg shined as Delores Van Cartier, lounge singer turned nun, and the Sisters that take her in provide comedic sidekicks and emotional crutches in equal measure.
Now, if your favourite parts of Sister Act are the songs, then the live UK tour, based this week at the Regent Theatre, Hanley, may not be for you. Gone are Ave Maria and the religious version of My Guy (My God). But in their stead are catchy, lively, original numbers that showcase star Alexandra Burke’s vocal talents superbly. Despite not knowing the songs on your way in, I’ll place bets you’ll be humming them on the way out!
With some superb lyrics (“I’ve got celibate nuns out there shaking their buns”), and choreography from Craig Revel Horwood of Strictly Come Dancing fame, the show is packed full of fun & action. Special kudos to Alice Stokoe as demure to diva Sister Mary Robert!
The tour may not have the original songs, but it’s still a church full of fun, sass & talent!
You can see Sister Act at The Regent Theatre until 13th May! Tickets for the performance can be purchased at the Box Office, by calling 08448 717 649 or by visiting www.atgtickets.com/stoke.