Divine Musical Comedy, Sister Act is coming to Manchester this Summer

The musical of the film will hit the Palace in June...

By Manchester's Finest | 24 February 2022

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We all know the story of Sister Act by now. Disco diva Dolores is a lounge singer in Reno, but when she witnesses a murder – she’s taken into protective custody – as a nun!

Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own, taking over the crappy choir and turning them into a proper outfit – good enough to entertain the Pope in the show’s electrifying finale.

Whoopi Goldberg played Delores in the film back in 1992 (how is that 30 years ago!) – one of the most successful comedies of all time, grossing $231 million worldwide, and getting a sequel just a year later.

I actually watched it again recently on a hungover weekend and the film still holds up. The songs are excellent, Goldberg actually has some pipes on her and there’s a phenomenal supporting cast including Harvey Keitel, that bouncy one from Hocus Pocus and bonafide national treasure – Dame Maggie Smith.

The musical adaptation premiered in 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse in California, before opening up for an extended run at the London Palladium in 2009, where it stayed for over a year before heading to Broadway.

The creative team involved is certainly impressive, with Whoopi Goldberg herself and Oscar winner Alan Menken propping the different productions, which were originally set in the 70s but have more recently been re-written into modern times.

Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act, The Color Purple) and hugely successful producer Jamie Wilson (On Your Feet!, White Christmas) are producing the reworked musical.

Sister Act Tour

The revamped production features original music from the massively acclaimed 8-time Oscar Award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors) has songs inspired by Motown with lyrics by Slater.

Sister Act will be coming to Manchester’s Palace Theatre from Monday 27th June, sticking around until Saturday 9th July.

Ticket are available from £13 and can be purchased below…


Sister Act at Palace Theatre

Dates: Monday 27th June – Saturday 9th July
Cost: Tickets from £13

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