Review Of Sister Act the Musical Uk Tour, Manchester

SISTER ACT TOUR. Landi Oshinowo and Sue Cleaver. Photo Mark Senior

If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s, I’m sure I don’t need to spend much time here explaining the story behind the hit film Sister Act. Set in 1970’s Philadelphia, Sister Act centres around club singer Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a crime. For her own safety, she needs to go into hiding in a convent. The Story then follows the relationship that develops between the singer and the sisters and how they and the church community are changed, even saved as a result.

About Sister Act The Musical 

Sister Act, the musical, features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane. The musical premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in California on 24 October 2006. It ran until 23 December, becoming the venue’s highest-grossing show ever.

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After its initial success, the musical had subsequent productions, including a residency in London’s West End and Broadway.

SISTER ACT TOUR. Landi Oshinowo and Sue Cleaver. Photo Mark Senior

Review of Sister Act the Musical

If you need a little joy amidst this dreary spring weather, then a dose of Sister Act is just what you need. Landi Oshinowo played the perfect Deloris with grit and passion, with the ideal pairing of Sue Cleaver’s Mother Superior. And you can’t help but fall in love with Sister Mary Robert (Eloise Runnette). 

The stage show is a lot of fun, and more time is given to the gentle cop “Steady Eddie” (Alfie Parker) and the gangsters compared to the film, which adds interest and a bit of slapstick, which I enjoyed. The disco feel and the dazzling costumes were absolutely wonderful and added another layer to the whole show.  

The principal backdrop is the Church’s huge circular window, which is in dire need of repair. Other props are moved on and off appropriately by choirboys, which is a nice touch. This coupled with outstanding performances made it the perfect evening, simply joyous.

SISTER ACT TOUR. Eloise Runnette. Photo Mark Senior

Where Can I See Sister Act the Musical UK Tour?

Sister Act is showing at the Palace Theatre until 30th March, with tickets ranging from £13.00. 

Then showing at 

  • King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 29 Apr – Sat 4 May 2024
  • Grand Opera House York, Mon 6 May – Sat 11 May 2024
  • Princess Theatre, Torquay, Mon 26 Aug – Sat 31 Aug 2024
  • Liverpool Empire, Mon 30 Sep – Sat 5 Oct 2024

Please note I was gifted these tickets in return for a review, and you can argue with a couple of hours of pure joy, heading to the Palace Theatre, see where to Park.

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Sarah Christie is a craft, food, cruise, and family travel blogger Extraordinary Chaos, Cruising For All and Mini Travellers. Known for her unique perspective and ability to find beauty in chaos, Sarah designs and creates craft projects as well as creating recipes for people who want to cook from scratch the easy way. Whilst also exploring family travel and how to navigate it.

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