Sheffield’s leading youth theatre company is getting ready to bring one of the most iconic musical films ever made alive on stage next month.
Splinters will mark its thirtieth anniversary with a huge production of feel-good gospel comedy Sister Act the Montgomery Theatre.
Based on the famous movie starring Whoopie Goldberg, the show is a moving story of sisterhood, full of powerful gospel music that will have the audience dancing in the aisles.
A cast of talented 14 to 30-year-olds will take to the stage, singing such well-known songs as ‘Take Me To Heaven’, ‘Sunday Morning Fever’ and ‘Raise Your Voice!’
“This show has everything, great music, comedy, drama and fantastic dance routines”, said Splinters Chairman Chris Badham.
“It’s such a feel-good show with some exceptional catchy tunes written by one of the best musical writers in the business”
Sister Act tells the story of fabulous diva Deloris van Cartier, played by young talent Shorelle Hepkin who is known for starring in CBBC’s Wolfblood.
Deloris finds herself in protective custody at a convent, where she helps transform the choir there with astonishing results.
The catchy music is written by Alan Menken who has penned many highly successful musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors.
Co-director Jill Beckett says it’s the perfect show for a young company:
“From the beginning, we’ve said we want the cast to fill the stage with the energy, comedy and wonderful vocals as the music is the main crux of the whole show.”
“We have some very experienced performers to push the singing forward as well as some very talented young principals too who are taking their first major roles,” she said.
The show is the second production to mark the Splinters’ thirtieth anniversary after the success of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Octagon in April.
Sister Act runs at The Montgomery from 18th – 21st September. Tickets can be bought online at www.splinterstheatregroup.co.uk/tickets or by calling 01142658688.