Matt Byrne Media's Nunsense A-Men has struck gold for Matt Byrne Media! Critics and audiences are raving about the show, which is packing out performances at Holden Street Theatres:
Critics and audiences are raving about the show, which is packing out performances at Holden Street Theatres:
"Knockabout humour!" - Advertiser!
"Hilarious!" - Encore
"Matt Byrne has struck gold once again - don't miss this production!" – Adelaide Theatre Guide
"Fits of laughter!" - Weekendnotes
"Funny show!!" – Glamadelaide
Producer/Director Matt Byrne is delighted with the reaction.
"It really has been overwhelming, everyone is having a great time, it is such a funny show," Byrne said.
Dan Goggin's original Nunsense is an hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken who have to stage a fundraising concert to help bury a number of their deceased sisters who died from eating dodgy mushroom soup.
But there's a serious change of habit in this version because all the Nuns are played by men!
"We wondered if people would accept the Nuns being played by males, but everyone is loving it," he said.
"The change of habit has worked a treat!"
Byrne said "think of it as Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent, and we play it straight."
"I was taught by Nuns at the Good Samaritan Convent in Gawler back in the 60s and most of them had male names like Sister Vincent and Mother Sylvester," he said.
"Nuns inhabiting habits don't really have a gender they are just nuns, and we make the most of it!"
The MBM production features David Gauci as Sister Regina, Chris Stansfield as Sister Robert Anne, Jake Melling as Sister Mary Leo, Ron Abelita as Sr. Mary Amnesia and Matt Byrne as Sister Mary Hubert.
Byrne has also designed the show, with Ben Saunders as Musical Director and Rose Vallen as Choreographer.
Nunsense A-Men continues its run at the Holden Street Theatres from November 21 to 23 and 28 to 30 at 8 p.m. with Matinees on November 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.
Admission is Adults $40 and Concessions $35 with Group Concessions for 10 or more. Booking Fees apply.