Nunsense A-men! - Landor Theatre
THE LANDOR Theatre is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nunsense with its production of Nunsense A-men! by Dan Goggin.
Featuring Sister Mary McArthur, the musical comedy creation of Tim McArthur, as the Reverend Mother and directed by Robert McWhir (I Love You Because, Ragtime, Curtains and A Class Act), it runs from July 1 (previews from June 27) to July 28, 2013.
Nunsense A-men! begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium.
Enter Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
Nunsense A-men! features star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises.
Although Sister Mary McArthur has previously appeared on stage in ‘cabaret’ both at home and abroad and at ‘do’s’ such as Elton John’s Christmas Party, she will be making her musical theatre debut in Nunsense A-men!
The cast also includes David Kristopher Brown (The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Chess in Concert, Royal Albert Hall), Alastair Knights and Above The Stag Theatre regulars Paul Brangan and Josh Rochford.
Produced by Theatrica Ltd. for the Landor Theatre, in association with Peter Bull for Above The Stag, Nunsense A-men! has musical direction by Michael Webborn, choreography by Phillip Aiden and lighting by Richard Lambert.
Nunsense is a comedy which started as a line of greeting cards and ended up as a full-scale musical and TV movie in the USA. An international phenomenon, it has been translated into at least 26 languages with more than 8,000 productions worldwide.
Tickets: previews £15 (June 27 to June 30); £18 from July 1 – available from the box office on 020 7737 7276 or online at www.landortheatre.co.uk/.
Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm (no performance on July 2, 7 11 and 18).