Review: Sister Act

After a long and anticipated wait Sister Act, The Musical bursts onto the Ipswich Regent Theatre’s stage this week with a production that certainly didn’t disappoint. 

Aspiring singer Deloris Van Cartier’s life takes an un expected turn when she witnesses her gangster boyfriend commit a murder.  Fearing for her own life she heads to the nearest police station, being the only witness of the crime and with her own safety in danger the larger than life performer will be hard to hide, but there is one place that nobody would ever think of looking for her… with the nuns at the local convent!

Sister Act, The Musical is laugh out loud funny with the most amazing vocal performances and great comedic timing.

Lesley Joseph is perfect in the role of Mother Superior and is just brilliant.  Sandra Marvin makes for a very convincing Deloris as the club singer turned unexpected nun is just hilarious. 

This production is full of amazingly strong vocal performances.  A stand out moment is Clive Rowe’s Solo as Steady Eddie, a first-class number with a very surprising costume change mid-way.   A simple set with of clever lighting, great costumes and a talented orchestra, hidden in the wings, makes for the perfect backdrop for this fabulous musical. 

Sister Act, The Musical is brilliantly written, hilariously funny and has all the great musical numbers you would expect, but ultimately it’s a story about friendship, and just how strong that bond with your ‘sisters’ can be…

A full-on show from start to finish, Sister Act, The Musical makes for a fabulous theatre experience and definitely one not to be missed.

Sister Act, The Musical is at the Ipswich Regent until Saturday 22nd April.  To book tickets visit the Box Office at

Review: Wendy Cook, Ipswich24 Magazine