Sister Act at the Lowestoft Players at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 9 June 2016 and the Lowestoft Journal, 17 June 2016
Sister Act, the hit film-inspired musical, is the perfect vehicle for the Lowestoft Players’ summer show with its high energy, implausible story line that lends itself to daft comedy antics, rocky music and unadulterated fun.
It’s a team triumph for the multi-award winning Players who grab its opportunities with both hands from directors and principals to chorus/ensemble, from musicians and stage crew to the terrific dance routines, some based on Motown.
Lauren Nevill beats the challenge of the gangster’s moll who, while seeking sanctuary in a nunnery, sets the church on fire with her singing and racy ways. Judi Mars is the perfect straitlaced Mother Superior.
Hoodlum Jimmy Atkin’s sidekicks (Ian Carter, Dave Evans and Tom Holt) are hilarious. Cameos from veterans Deanne Dickson as a nun and Stephen Wilson as a monsignor are perfectly shaped. Cop Stephen Clark’s torch song is a classic.
In an ever-increasing riot of colour, the nuns’ chorus is fabulous with Beth Lewis standing out with her explosive energy and Issy Anderson as the dynamic postulant.
We are blessed that the Players make such a habit of performing brilliantly!