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Two amazing shows in a week – hurrah!

I’ve just been to see “Sister Act – The Musical” at the London Palladium, and – yep, you guessed it – you HAVE to go and see it.

For fear of being a bit gushy about the show, everything about it was great, and sums up how good a piece of Musical Theatre can be. The Producers have done the show proud, and there appears to have been no expense spared on the casting, the orchestra, the sets, the lighting, the costumes – all of it.

Tonight Debbie Kurup was on for Dolores, and did a fantastic job. I’m sure that Patina Miller is awesome too, so you can be sure whoever is on will be great. Sheila Hancock is, of course, one classy bird, and she brings that class to the show. Not that it lacks it on it’s own.

Sat in the auditorium with a friend at the end of the show, we both agreed we’d LOVE to be in a show like “Sister Act”. It was so much fun, and a real joy to have a new show with a brand new score as well, nothing recycled or re-used. There a some catchy tunes in there… working to the (somewhat infuriating at times!) old adage of being able to hum the songs at the end of the show. And I bet you’ll be itching to work on some of the Nun’s moves too… go on, ‘ave a go! Katie Rowley Jones does a great job with “The Life I Never Led” and the Mother Superior’s song “Here Within These Walls” is gorgeous too. But then it’s not as if you can’t rely on Mr Menkin to write a good tune!

Well done to all those in it “wot I know” and all those I don’t. I have no doubt it’ll run and run, so get in there now so you can be the first to tell all your chums about it!

(Crikey – I should work in advertising or something….)

Stephen Weller

So, what do you think ?