It’s time to get in on that Sister Act

A scene from the West End production of Sister Act

A scene from the West End production of Sister Act

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Tickets will go on sale on Monday for performances of hit musical comedy Sister Act at the Southampton Mayflower next year.

The Whoopi Goldberg show, which played to more than a million people at the London Palladium, will be on its first UK tour, with performances at the Mayflower from February 21 to March 3, 2012.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found – a convent!

Disguised as a nun, she quickly finds fans among her fellow ‘sisters’ but makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict Mother Superior.

Then when Deloris turns her attention to the convent’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the run-down neighbourhood, her cover could be blown for good.

With the gang giving chase, is time running out for Deloris? Or have they under-estimated the power of her new-found sisterhood?

Sister Act has music by Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar winner and composer of songs from Walt Disney movies including The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted.

The West End production featured Sheila Hancock, chancellor of the University of Portsmouth. Casting for the tour is yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, it’s time to dust off your pork-pie hat, dig out your shades and put on those dancing shoes and prepare to party like never before.

Yes, the Original Tribute To The Blues Brothers will be back at the Mayflower next week for the first time since 2001.

The tour presents all the classic moments from the original West End production and more – including a new set, new twists, new moves, new songs... and freshly-laundered suits.

Backed by the three Bluettes and a seven-piece band, Jake and Elwood Blues will again don their iconic hats, sunglasses and suits to bring to life a host of the duo’s most memorable hits.

They include Shake A Tail Feather, Think, Respect, Gimme Some Loving and toe-tapping classic Everybody Needs Somebody To Love!

This new reworking of the show is directed by Brad Henshawe who will also star as Jake.

Performances from Monday to Saturday.

Mayflower tickets: (023) 8071 1811 or mayflower.org.uk.

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