Review: Sister Act at Norwich Theatre Royal

Alexandra Burke heads the cast of Sister Act, which is at Norwich Theatre Royal until Saturday. �Tri

Alexandra Burke heads the cast of Sister Act, which is at Norwich Theatre Royal until Saturday. �Tristram Kenton - Credit: �Tristram Kenton

Sister Act is back at Norwich Theatre Royal – hallelujah.

One of the most successful big screen to stage transfers in recent years, based on the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood directs and, predictably, the show is fab-u-lous.

X Factor breakout star Alexandra Burke – returning to Norwich Theatre Royal following a star turn in The Bodyguard last year – heads the cast.

Burke steps into Whoopi Goldberg's habit as disco diva Deloris Van Cartier and her performance is pitch perfect.

When the singer witnesses her club owner boyfriend Curtis (Aaron Lee Lambert) carry out a murder, the police hide her in a convent, where she and the sisters bond in song.


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This is a feelgood show which has it all – drama, comedy, a bit of romance and glitterballs. Just heavenly.

Emma Lee

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Sister Act is at Norwich Theatre Royal until Saturday, May 6. 01603 630000/ www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

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