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Sister Act

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When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is forced to hide in the only place she definitely won't be found - a convent. Read More >

Sister Act tells the musical story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. After witnessing 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?

Sister Act is adapted from the 1992 Golden Globe-nominated film starring Whoopi Goldberg. This time, the Academy Award-nominated Goldberg has stepped behind the scenes and is producing the London Palladium musical with Stage Entertainment.

Sister Act features a score by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken. Menken has worked on numerous Disney scores, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted. Lyrics come from Menken’s long time collaborator, Glenn Slater. The book is by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, whose writing credits include the classic television comedy Cheers and the production is directed by former Disney executive Peter Schneider.

For more about Sister Act at the London Palladium read our First Night Feature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/05/2009

Opening Night: 02/06/2009

Closing Night: 30/10/2010

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Whoopi Goldberg, Patina Miller, Ian Lavender, Simon Webbe, Ako Mitchell, Katie Rowley Jones, Claire Greenway, Jacqueline Clarke, Thomas Goodridge, Nicolas Colicos, Ivan De Freitas


Director - Peter Schneider

Producer - Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment

Choreographer - Anthony Van Laast

Lighting Designer - Natasha Katz

Set Designer - Klara Zieglerova

Sound - Mick Potter

Lyrics By - Glenn Slater

Music By - Alan Menken

About London Palladium

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