Sister Act show in Nottingham

Carlton Operatic Society performs Sister Act at Nottingham Theatre Royal from Wednesday 28th until Saturday 31st May 2014.

Carlton Operatic Society performs Sister Act at Nottingham Theatre Royal from Wednesday 28th until Saturday 31st May 2014.

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Carlton Operatic Society is moving to a new venue with its new show, the smash hit musical Sister Act, which starts a run at the Theatre Royal Nottingham tonight.

The show, based on the 1992 film, tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in a convent. A cautious Mother Superior encourages Deloris to help find the voices of her fellow sisters with outrageous sparkling results.

Whilst the stage production features the well-known and gripping story from the film, the songs are completely original.

However the society faced a major problem when casting the show; there were no black female members to take on the iconic role of Deloris Van Cartier.

After a Twitter campaign, several ladies auditioned for the role and the part was won by Carlton newcomer Monique Henry.

Monique said: “I am really enjoying the creative process. It’s a lot of work but very enjoyable. Learning lines, timing and stage positioning is challenging but one that I relish.”

Carlton Operatic Society will perform Sister Act from Wednesday 28th - 31st May 2014. For more information and tickets see www.carltonoperatic.com, www.trch.co.uk or 0115 989 5555.