Hallelujah! It’s almost time to get in on the Sister Act at New Mills Art Theatre.
The New Mills and District Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society production, featuring a talented cast of 30 adults and a fabulous nine-piece orchestra, will be performed from November 15-18.
The original film’s location of Reno and San Francisco have been changed to Philadelphia and the action now is set in the 1970s.
When disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier (Maria Dunford) sees her gangster boyfriend Curtis Jackson (Gary Ward) commit a murder at the grungy club where she’s performing, she reports the crime to the police and is placed in the witness protection program.
Disguised as a nun named ‘Sister Mary Clarence’, she is placed in the convent of the Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith, where she finds herself up against the rigid Mother Superior (Becky Towner-Yates).
Deloris uses her singing talent to inspire the other nuns to create a more contemporary choir, and they become the hit of the community - only for word of their success to reach the wrong people.
Where the production resembles the famous movie starring Whoopie Goldberg, is in the hum, flow and rock and roll it brings to the table.
So, make Holy haste to the box office and get the theatre-going habit back with Sister Act.
Performances will take place from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday November 18 at 7.15pm, with a special Saturday matinee showing at 2.15pm.
Tickets, priced £12 for adults, £10 for concessions or £60 for a five-seater box, are available via www.ticketsource.co.uk/new-mills-aods or by calling 07597 642673.