Get back in the habit with this fab musical
What connects nuns, top tunes, murder and Strictly Come Dancing?
The answer is Sister Act, which is at the Corn Exchange in a brand-new production directed and choreographed by the one and only Craig Revel Horwood this month.
The Strictly judge has turned the Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith 90s film into a hit show that’s very much back in the habit of turning nuns, music inspired by Motown and dazzling dance routines into a heavenly hit.
Featuring original music from eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, Sister Act promises to be the funniest and funkiest musical around. It tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco singer whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent.
This fabulous family-friendly show has been seen by six million people worldwide since it originally hit Broadway and the West End stage.
Fans of Strictly will be keen to see if the dance routines match up to Craig’s high standards, but Edition is sure they’ll deserve a perfect ten.
The show runs until Saturday 17 December, with tickets priced £25.50-£42.50; OAPs, students and under-16s get £3 off top-price tickets. As well as nightly 7.30pm shows, there is a 2.30pm matinee on the 17th.