Sisters on stage

By Harriet Ernstsons 13/02 Updated: 16/02 17:07

Buy photos » Cynthia Erivo as Deloris Van Cartier. Picture by Tristram Kenton. (s)

Sister Act, Wolverhampton Grand

Wednesday, February 8

COMEDY, glitz, glamour and the world-famous story of a convent overhauled by the glamorous Deloris Van Cartier was on offer at Wolverhampton Grand as Sister Act the musical came to town.

A seamless performance came from the whole cast, which included Cynthia Erivo in the lead role, Brookside's Michael Starke as Monsignor O'Hara and Denise Black, made famous by roles in Coronation Street and Bad Girls, as Mother Superior.

Set in the 70s, a departure from the film's original setting of the 90s, it was a night of fun for all - even those who had not seen the film.

Following Deloris through her journey at the convent where she is sent for her own protection, the show was all singing, all dancing but also included some tender moments, particularly the bond which she forms with Mother Superior.

Special mention must go to Julie Atherton for her role as Sister Mary Robert as her stunning voice really wowed the crowds.

All in all, it was a thoroughly entertaining evening with all actors putting their all in to the singing, dancing and comedy which combined to have the audience dancing along and laughing long after the final curtain.

Harriet Ernstsons

Popular Stories »

1 Redditch family appeal for help in finding Ralph

2 Teenager facing trial after robbery charge

3 Alcester man jailed for driving dangerously with no licence or insurance

4 Snap shows supermoon above Redditch

5 Redditch MP calls for fresh hospital services review

More entertainment »

Plenty of laughs in the house

Laughterhouse Comedy Show, Redditch Palace Theatre Thursday, February

Latest and greatest

BARRY Walker’s Smackee makes its first visit to

Around the world

HIGH quality, different and interesting music is on

Feeling blue

A WEEKEND of Blues is on offer in

Regional entertainment »


Bromsgrove Standard
Ant and Dec takes stage by storm at Birmingham LG ...

ANT AND Dec put on a performance to remember and ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Love times two at RSC in Stratford on Avon

THE FIRST World War bookends the RSC's forthcoming productions of ...

Evesham Observer
Fun with focus on youngsters

THERE’S plenty of summer fun for children in Pershore this ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »