21-26 November 2016
Reviewed by Claire Turner
We’ve visited the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend quite lot so we know to park on seafront (free in the evenings) and walk up the steps to the theatre. We had enough time for a drink at the bar before we needed to collect our tickets. We had great seats – centre stalls, with a great view!
We were about to watch Sister Act The Musical and were very excited! It’s based on the film starring Whoopi Goldberg and tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a singer whose life takes a turn when she witnesses a murder. She is hidden in a convent under protective custody – disguised as a nun, under the watch of Mother Superior. Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices by taking over the running of their ‘not so tuneful’ choir!!
It is directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and full of 1970’s disco & funk with original music by Alan Menken.
We were laughing, dancing and had a great night – it didn’t include any songs from the film but it didn’t do the show any harm as all the songs were enjoyable.
Alexandra Burke plays the part of Deloris Van Cartier and WOW she is sensational! We all know she can sing after watching her win X Factor in 2008 but she can dance and she can act. The way she performed was fantastic and her stage presence and interactions with not only the other cast members but the audience too was second to none! Very comical and had the audience laughing with her facial expressions.
Every part played was fantastic and not only were the cast singing, dancing and acting they were also the orchestra too – what a great way to showcase all talents – fantastic! I could go on but I don’t want to ruin the viewing! You will just have to go and see it for yourself!
A great 5 out of 5 stars from me!
Tickets cost from £24 to £47 (includes booking fee).
Sister Act is at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend until 26 November 2016. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 01702 351135.
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA | 01702 351135