Theatre Preview: Sister Act @ Oxford New Theatre

by Abi Hack

Produced by Jamie Wilson and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the New Theatre Oxford welcomes the hit musical comedy Sister Act on 15th-20th May 2017. Book your tickets here.


Based on the hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, Sister Act tells the comical 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.

Joining the previously announced Alexandra Burke as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ will be Joanna Francis as ‘Michelle’, Joe Vetch as ‘Eddie’, Karen Mann as ‘Mother Superior’ and Liz Kitchen as ‘Sister Mary Lazarus’. Alexandra Burke will perform the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ at all evening performances. At the matinee performances, the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ will be played by Joanna Francis. Aaron Lee Lambert will play ‘Curtis’, Sarah Goggin ‘Sister Mary Robert’, Susannah Van Den Berg ‘Sister Mary Patrick’, Allison Harding ‘Sister Mary Theresa’, Ricky Rojas ‘Pablo’, Samuel Morgan-Grahame as ‘Joey’ and Sandy Grigelis as ‘TJ’. The company also includes Nicola Bryan, Lewis Cochrane, Jennifer Douglas, Aiesha Pease, Sally Peerless and Justin Wilman. 

Produced by Jamie Wilson

Directed and Choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood

Music Alan Menken

Lyrics Glenn Slater

Musical supervision and arrangements Sarah Travis

Set and costume design Matthew Wright

Lighting design Richard G Jones

Sound design Richard Brooker

Original book Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Additional material Douglas Carter Beane

Based on Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Jacob Howard.

Image credit: Tristram Kenton

Image credit: Tristram Kenton

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