Following on from the recent successes of ‘Addams Family’, ‘’Acorn Antiques The Musical’ and last year’s sell out show ‘Annie’, Pilkington Musical Theatre Company will be bringing the hilarious and funky SISTER ACT The Musical to the stage this autumn.
Filled with powerful gospel music, 70’s feel-good disco dancing, hilarious comedy and a truly moving tale, Sister Act tells the 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 watchful eye of the uptight Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and described by critics as a ‘heavenly joyful … a feel amazing musical’, Pilkington Musical Theatre Company brings this hilarious, heart-warming tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music!
Usually found strutting the stage as St Helens’ Resident Panto Dame, Simon Foster is directing this feel-good comedy and said: “In the last couple of years, we’ve been able to show St Helens theatregoers just how good an amateur show can be. Sister Act is a brilliant feel-good musical, full of comedy and music which will have audiences boogy..ing along in their seats."
Featuring a strong talented cast, the show also stars local professional actor Emma Dears as Deloris Van Cartier. A former student of the Italia Conti Academy for Performing Arts, Emma began her acting career at the tender age of 9, touring the UK in the title role of “Annie”, the youngest to have played this role professionally. Emma has gone on to play many other leading roles including playing opposite Shane Richie in ‘Boogie nights’, the lead role of “Carmen” in ‘Fame’ and “Mary Magdalene” in Bill Kenwright’s production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.
Emma said: “It’s been a real pleasure working alongside the people at Pilks, we have such fun and the show has a huge feel good factor. If you want to be thoroughly entertained you have to come and watch!”
The show runs for just 4 performances at St Helens Theatre Royal from Thursday 12th October to Saturday 14th October from 7.30pm nightly, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the St Helens Box Office on 01744 756000 or buy online