Sister Act Review

review of the musical "Sister Act".

Sister Act Review

On the 8th of March 2023 I went to Bristol Hippodrome with my school to watch Sister Act. 

The play “Sister Act” at Bristol Hippodrome (written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner) was outstanding performance and I really enjoyed it. The show follows Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub singer who witnesses a crime and is forced to hide from Curtis in a monastery for her own safety. As she gets used to her new life as a nun, she finds herself leading the convent’s dismal choir and bringing the community together through singing. 

The show features a talented cast who really pulled the show together with their great singing. The music was catchy and still has me humming it, with a mix of songs that had the audience clapping along.  The set design and costumes were also impressive (my favourite being the transition of filing cabinets in the police station into bricks on the street), making it seem that we were right in the middle of 1970’s Philidelphia. The lighting was also very impressive, with bold scenes of colourful flashes joined with the great performances of the band under the stage. 

My favourite scene was at the end when Curtis is finally arrested by Eddie, the policeman. I liked this as Eddie seemed like quite an overlooked character and he then got to have a large and influential moment in the production. 

Although I liked mostly all the characters, my favourite was Deloris as I really liked her attitude and how she was not afraid to show her character. 

The highlight of the show is probably the music, with the performances from the main character leaving us in amazement. The audience were also very impressed by the passion for the play shown by the cast. The humour throughout the show also made it enjoyable and funny. 

Overall, Sister Act at Bristol Hippodrome was a great show, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves music, comedy, or just musicals in general. It is a great way to spend an evening with your friends 

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