This is a highly entertaining must see musical theatre act performed by some very talented actors. The story is set in Hoboken, New York and has men dressed as nuns who sing and dance while telling us the story. There were smiles all round from the audience with plenty of laughter during this show.
The performers had the audience laughing and involved from the very start. The show is hilarious, uses a very clever play on words and the audience engages willingly.
The nuns are holding The St Helens Frozen Charity night, fundraiser. The funds are being raised to bury four deceased sisters who are resting peacefully in the convent freezer, after eating the toxic soup made by Sister Julia Child of God. The soup killed off 52 of the sisters. All the deceased were buried except for the four sisters in the convent freezer - as Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina used the remaining funds to buy a video recorder for the convent instead.
Sister Myopia controls the lighting for the show. Sister Billy Fields plays the Magnum Organum, musical organ. We are entertained with singing and dancing by Mistress of the Novices Sister Mary Hubert, street wise Sister Robert Anne, ballet loving Sister Leo, forgetful Sister Mary Amnesia and Reverend Mother Sister Mary Regina.
These sisters escaped the fate of Sister Julia's soup as they were away playing Bingo on that fateful evening.
The performers beautiful voices are highlighted when they sing a solo. The performance is accompanied by lovely upbeat organ music played by the last remaining band member Sister Billy Fields, as the other members of the band have departed to form another band called 'Nun direction'.
In one act, Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina, inhales from a bottle which 'street wise' Sister Robert Anne "tried" to warn her about but ends up setting her off in fits of laughter and mixing up her words, the laughter was contagious. The audience couldn't help but laugh along.
By the end of the performance, the audience was clapping along. I highly recommend this show.
The production features David Gauci as Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina, Chris Stansfield as Sister Robert Anne, Jayke Melling as Sister Mary Leo, Ron Abelita as Sister Mary Amnesia and Matt Byrne as Sister Mary Hubert.