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As a devout fan of the original film, I walked into the Hippodrome with high hopes for the musical adaptation of Sister Act. I can confidently say that this production not only matched, but surpassed all expectations, delivering an experience that left me thoroughly entertained and uplifted.

Landi Oshinowa as the irrepressible Deloris Van Cartier

At the heart of the show is Landi Oshinowa’s portrayal of the irrepressible Deloris Van Cartier. With powerhouse vocals that could raise the roof, Oshinowa effortlessly commands the stage, infusing every scene with infectious energy and charisma. Her performance truly embodies the spirit of the character, making her journey from nightclub singer to reluctant nun into captivating spectacle.

The Convent Sisters

Opposite Oshinowa is Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver, who delivers a commanding performance as the formidable Mother Superior. Cleaver brings depth and nuance to her role, providing a perfect foil to Deloris’s exuberance with her steadfast resolve and unwavering faith.

From start to finish Sister Act is a whirlwind of excitement and laughter. The production is a visual feast, with vibrant costumes, dynamic choreography, and an infectious soundtrack. The ensemble cast, particularly the convent sisters, infuse the show with personality, each bringing their own unique quirks and talents to the stage.

Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver, as Mother Superior

Standout musical numbers such as “It’s Good to Be a Nun”, “Take Me to Heaven”, and “Sunday Morning Fever” are delivered with gusto, showcasing the incredible vocal talents of the cast. Lt. Eddie Souther’s rendition of “Fabulous, Baby” is a highlight, serving up a hilarious and colourful performance that had the audience roaring with laughter.

But it’s not just the music that impresses – the staging is equally creative and impactful, seamlessly transitioning between scenes and keeping the audience captivated.

Alfie Parker in the role of Eddie Souther, along with the ensemble

Sister Act is an uplifting celebration of joy, faith, and the power of sisterhood. Whether you’re having a rough day or simply in need of a pick-me-up, this show is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart – it’s a night at the theatre you won’t soon forget.

Sister Act The Musical runs until this Saturday, May 18th. For ticket information, click here