Review: Sister Act at Bristol Hippodrome

By Alison Colston in Arts

Alexandra Burke playing the role of Deloris Van Cartier at the Bristol Hippodrome in Sister Act the Musical was something that I was looking forward to seeing.

The first act was full of some great laughs and set the plot of the story. However I got the feeling that if you had not watched the film and knew the story line it would be a bit difficult to follow.

Sister Act the Musical is based on the smash hit movie of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, it tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva 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! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own

The transformation of the choir under the guidance of Deloris was a joy to watch in the Bristol Hippodrome production which is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood. Several of the Nuns gave performances that shone through, whilst they were also shown to be multi-talented playing instruments through the scenes, as well as singing, dancing and acting.

In all it was entertaining to watch with some good stand out performances. But I don’t think it will go down as one of the greatest shows to go and see.

If you would like to catch Sister Act whilst it is still at the Bristol Hippodrome it runs until Saturday 12 August with performances Mon – Sat 7.30pm plus matinees on Wed & Sat 2.30pm Tickets from £19.90 Concessions available at certain performances for more information or to book visit: www.atgtickets.com/Bristol

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