Considering it wasn’t opening night, there was still that familiar buzz in the air as we took our seats to see the production of Sister Act that’s currently touring the UK and is taking up residence at The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.
X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke played the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier, the wannabe stage singer who runs into trouble through mingling in the nightclub scene and being on the arm of a mobster boyfriend.
Seeking refuge, this larger (and louder) than life character hides away in the least suspecting environment – a convent. Here she inspires her fellow ‘sisters’ with her refreshing outlook on life and frustrates Mother Superior with their wildly different attitudes but one thing they can agree on is the power of music.
In the convent Deloris finds her purpose and transforms a few mumbling nuns into a fabulous choir.
The musical takes influence from the Whoopi Goldberg film but has its own soundtrack with original songs and music. Alexandra’s powerful voice was shown off time and time again with plenty of 70’s disco-inspired songs.
Sister Act is playing at The Regent Theatre, Hanley until Saturday 13th May 2017.