The smash-hit West End musical Sister Act is coming to the Theatre Royal Plymouth as part of it’s first ever UK tour.The musical comedy played to over a million people at the London Palladium during its West End run.
Sister Act will be at the Theatre Royal from 3 July 2012 – 14 July 2012 with tickets going on sale to corporate members, TRAC members and Friends on Tuesday 3 May 2011, and to the public on Monday 9 May 2011.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found – a convent!Disguised as a nun she quickly finds fans amongst her fellow ‘sisters’ but makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict Mother Superior.When she turns her attention to the convent’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the rundown neighbourhood, her cover could be blown for good.With the gang giving chase, is time running out for Deloris?Or have they underestimated the power of her new found Sisterhood?
The show is being co-produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment.Whoopi Goldberg is among the most well-known performers in the world.She shot to international fame with her Oscar-nominated performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, before embarking on a prolific Hollywood career with films including Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Lion King and, of course, Sister Act and its sequel.She has had success in virtually every area of entertainment, from film and television, to stage and recording, to radio host and best-selling author.
She said:“We were thrilled to open Sister Act in London but I’m even more excited to have the show tour the UK so even more folks experience those singing nuns.It’s a great show for everyone, your kids, your granny, even the neighbor next door who you might not like so much!I promise, you’ll have a great night in the theatre. Look out Great Britain – the Sisters are coming!”
Sister Act opened at the London Palladium in May 2009 to huge critical and audience acclaim.It went on to receive four Laurence Olivier Award nominations and its cast album show to Number One on the iTunes soundtrack chart.During its London Palladium run, the show broke Box Office records for the highest grossing single performance and highest grossing week for any musical ever at that venue.
Sister Act features a score by Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar winner and the genius behind many of the world famous songs from Disney’s movies, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted, with lyrics from his long time collaborator, Glenn Slater.The book is by the award-winning team Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, whose writing credits include the classic television comedy Cheers.