See it if you want to have a fun, uplifting experience at the theatre
Don't see it if you hate fish-out-of-water humor, terrific music, great voices, and a good time.
See it if Fantastic vocals from Beverly Knight, and a really great score. Lots of fun
Don't see it if You didn't like the film.
See it if you want to see a lively show. It’s heavenly, bedazzling with heart, community spirit & fun!
Don't see it if 90s light comedy films made into musicals is not your choice of theatre.
See it if You are happy with a fluffy feel good musical and like comedy
Don't see it if you want to see anything unique or good staging.
See it if you're looking for a funny, family-friendly musical with (mostly) great singing.
Don't see it if you don't like film-to-stage musicals or you want a smaller venue. It seats 3500, the front row of the mezz was pretty far from the stage.
See it if Your looking for a fun night out with some amazing singing (not from everyone though)
Don't see it if Your sensitive to tuneless singing completely out of time with the music. Read more
See it if a fun musical with some great performances led by the magnificent Beverley Knight
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, and the Eventim Apollo isn't the best choice for a venue
See it if you love the film but want something different with a ridiculously talented cast with such feel good songs that give so much energy.
Don't see it if you don't have a heart
"‘Sister Act’ is an okay musical, revived with a decent cast and reasonable charm. It’s fine. But the whole point of this production was to bring Whoopi Goldberg here and she’s not here. I don’t think the producers should be blamed for persisting with it, and they may not have had much choice. But while there’s much here to like, at its heart this is event theatre without the actual event."
"Beverley Knight’s storming voice and personality, and some stunning group numbers, just about keep this expensive but rickety musical buoyant. ... the show has warmth, several joyous moments and flashes of wit. But Bill Buckhurst’s production is the result of multiple compromises beneath the happy-clappy surface glitz."
"There’s something mindlessly uplifting about seeing hordes of nuns kicking off the restrained habits of a lifetime and going for it with Travolta-esque moves and grooves. The joy is preordained but it’s joy all the same."
"Economically directed by Bill Buckhurst — that faces the challenge of how to fill such an imposing space. Morgan Large’s set design is a little basic. Knight works tremendously hard as the audience cheers her on, but her acting tends to hit the same note in every scene."
"Bill Buckhurst’s production takes a while warming up in the first half... but the pacing and energy levels improve significantly in the second half. ... This joining of voices eclipses everything else and is genuinely uplifting – even glorious."
"We're never far away from an uplifting moment of self-realisation, an underlining of the power of humanity and love in a world of rules and fear and some ol' fashioned song and dance routines with voices raised in heavenly harmonies."
"As a production knowing exactly what it wants to do led by a heavenly vocalist, 'Sister Act' pulls off a lot of it with adept poise – offering a divine night out in the process. Oh, and keep an eye out for the pope-mobile!"
"You’ll leave the theatre humming Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s fabulous score and ready to come back for more. If you see one show about singing nuns this summer, make it 'Sister Act' at the Eventim Apollo."