Sister Act

  • Our critic's rating:
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    What the popular press had to say...

    "It’s a wimple-wibbling, habit-forming triumph."
    Fiona Mountford for The Evening Standard

    "A show that feels less like a personally driven work of art than a commercial exploitation of an existing franchise...What was originally a fairytale fantasy, however, makes little sense in its new, vulgarised incarnation."
    Michael Billington for The Guardian

    "A rather sweet, sentimental film has been hyped up, coarsened... There’s less deft comedy, but much more music, most of it indebted to the 1970s, where the action is now set."
    Benedict Nightingale for The Times

    "Sister Act proves more enjoyable on stage than it did on film...the cheers and standing ovation at the end were both genuine and deserved...With slick and witty choreography...and pacy direction...I suspect this musical comedy about a nun on the run could prove habit-forming...."
    Charles Spencer for Daily Telegraph

    "Highly recommended."
    Lisa Martland for The Stage

    "I hated its artistic laziness, its predictability, its incuriosity, its idea that disco is divine..."
    Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

    External links to full reviews from popular press
    The Guardian - The Times - Daily Telegraph

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