Hallelujah! Sister Act comes to Banbury

Newcomer Amanda Andersen takes the lead role of Deloris
Newcomer Amanda Andersen takes the lead role of Deloris
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Get ready to rejoice as Banbury Operatic Society presents an uplifting evening of musical theatre and comedy.

The society stages the hit musical Sister Act at Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy, from February 16 to 20.

Sister Act is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

It tells the story of nightclub singer and wannabe diva, Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.

Under protective custody, she is hidden in the last place she is likely to be found – a convent.

Disguised as a nun, and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

A newcomer to the society, Amanda Andersen, takes on the lead role of Deloris, with Sharon Smith playing her nemesis, the Mother Superior. They are ably supported by a strong cast which includes David Hornsby as Monsignor O’Hara, Melanie Austin as Sister Mary Robert, Ruth Anker as Sister Mary Patrick, Steve Vaughan as the mobster Curtis, and Glenn Wheeler who plays Eddie the policeman protecting Delores.

It also boasts a strong production team led by Janet Bishop in the director’s chair, with Nick Perry returning as musical director and Ben Coleman as choreographer.

Tickets are now on sale online at www.banburyoperaticsociety.co.uk.

They can also be bought from Anker & Partner Estate Agents, High Street, Banbury, OX16 5ER.