Review: Sister Act at The Orchard Theatre

You’ll have struggled to live through the 90s without either having heard of, or watched, Sister Act.  If you loved this movie then the great news is it has been adapted to a stage show and after a successful run in the West End is currently touring the UK.  This week the stop is none other than Dartford’s Orchard Theatre.

For anyone unfamiliar with the story, wannabe disco star Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. She is placed under protective custody in the one place no one would expect to find her – a convent! To settle in she is encouraged to help the struggling choir but whilst helping her fellow sisters find their true voices she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Sister Act was funny (literally laugh out loud on many occasions), engaging and uplifting. The soundtrack features original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken and despite being songs that most people will be unfamiliar with, they are catchy, humorous and make you want to dance along.

There are numerous familiar faces in the cast from TV and West End legend Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior, Olivier Award-winner and star of Tracy Beaker Clive Rowe, and of course Emmerdale and Waitressstar Sandra Marvinas Deloris.  The performances were spectacular, vocals breathtaking and comic timing perfection.

If you want your week brightened, and your spirit lifted, then all of your prayers have been answered with this show. The great news is it is on until Saturday so there is still time to grab tickets at