Sister Act – UK Tour

Starring Alexandra Burke, Directed/Choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, produced by Jamie Wilson and Curve, embarking on a huge, big budget UK tour – Sister Act has all the ingredients of a stunning show.

The fact is, this is the best musical production on tour right now.

Sister Act is the tale of Deloris Van Cartier, who after getting herself involved a little too deep with gangster and nightclub owner Curtis, has to hide out in the most unusual of places. Even more unusual though is how she becomes the saviour of the convent in a most unlikely fashion!

From the moment the curtain goes up, the quality of the production is clear to see. A stunning set designed by Matthew Wright, (not to mention beautifully lit by Richard G Jones)  is the backdrop for events as characters are quickly introduced.

Comedy is sprinkled throughout the production so intelligently that it’s impossible not to at least smile throughout the entire production – some things are more immediately obvious than others. The introduction of the choir is perfectly hilarious and their improvement throughout the show expertly crafted.

Eddie, played by Jon Robyns threatens to steal the show particularly in an exceptional scene in Act 2, where the quick change and scene in general, is theatre entertainment at it’s finest.

A scene from Sister Act @ Leicester Curve. Directed and Choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. (Opening 30-07-16) ©Tristram Kenton 07/16 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

This is Alexandra Burke’s best role yet as she continues to make a name for herself in musical theatre. Her vocals have never been in question as one of the best set of pipes in the country, but this role really suits her style and she shines as Deloris.

Perfect performances from the rest of the cast, too many to mention, mean everything about this production was as good as you will see and any criticism would be extremely harsh.

Producers Curve and Jamie Wilson have produced an outstanding musical that will almost certainly be a huge success as it tours the country over the next 12 months.

Here at At The Theatre, we think that 5 stars means the best of the best and we do not give them away lightly, but this production is a stand out 5 star touring musical. Go to see it. There’s no excuse to miss it! It’s at the Liverpool Empire until Saturday 15th October (book now:atgtickets.com/liverpool) and it’s on tour until August 2017 – full details here: sisteractuktour.co.uk

A scene from Sister Act @ Leicester Curve. Directed and Choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. (Opening 30-07-16) ©Tristram Kenton 07/16 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

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Rob Stanway is the Founder of At The Theatre. He has reviewed the UK's best touring theatre (and much of the west end) for this website since 2005.

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