by Julie Wallis twitter.com/Nicenic63
Sister Act comes to Birmingham
Sister Act is the story of night club singer Deloris Van Cartier (Alexandra Burke) who witnesses a murder and is put into a convent under the disguise of being a nun.
Director and choreographer Craig Revel Horwood has done a beautiful job of recreating this well loved film from big screen to the stage. Lighting designer Richard G Jones perfectly captures everything I love about musical theatre, this production is vibrant, lively and energetic.
With lots of on stage musicians this is a proper feel good play with plenty of talent performing on stage. Alexandra Burke has a phenomenal voice, the rest of the sisters get some laughs, especially with their dreadful singing! In fact this is a fun and funny comedy that really lifts the spirits. Sister Act is everything I love about musical theatre. There is something magical about this performance that really warms you from the inside. I’m sure I had a definite glow about me when I left.
I particularly loved the “big number” Take me to heaven performed by Deloris and the sisters, as well as being a great toe tapper of a tune it was great to see the cast having so much fun.
The cast are fabulous, the musicians are equally fabulous, everything about this show is lovely and when you put all this talent under one roof the final product is even greater than the sum of its parts.
Once again the New Alexandra were the perfect hosts, supplying me with a very welcome glass of white wine or two and an ice-cream in the interval, the Eaton mess ice cream is rather nice and I can recommend.
Sister Act is at New Alexandra Theatre until Saturday 17th September. Tickets are here: atgtickets.com/shows/sister-act/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/
Julie was kindly invited to Sister Act by the New Alexandra Theatre. She won’t be joining a nunnery any time soon.