It has been confirmed that the musical will play at the Union Chapel from the 18th to the 20th July.
The cast for Andrew Wright’s production will be led by actress and comedienne Dillie Keane best known as one third of the comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aïda. Her theatre credits include Single Again and many additional one woman shows including Citizen Keane and Back With You. She will be playing the role of Sister Mary Regina.
Talking about being part of the production she said: “Taking the role of Sister Mary Regina seems like a natural step in my career following a convent education, a kind of aversion therapy, if you like. I am particularly delighted to be playing the ‘Top Nun’. It means I haven’t had to climb the ranks from Sister Floor-Washer to Sister Communion-Wine-Buyer, and I’ve jumped straight in at Reverend Mother level. Brilliant. I can’t wait to bring this hilarious show back to London after such a long time and in such a fabulously appropriate venue.”
Nunsense sees five survivors of the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent (following an unfortunate incident of unintended soup poisoning!) putting on benefit to make up the shortfall on funds for the burial of the remaining 4 of the 52 dead. The sisterhood come together at the Union Chapel for an all-singing, all-dancing revue – with a bit of circus thrown in for good measure! Meet Sister Mary ‘Amnesia’ and city slicking nun Sister Robert Anne as calamities unfold whilst Mother Superior tries in vain to maintain order, but mischievousness prevails!
Having won the Outer Critics’ Circle awards for the best Off-Broadway musical, Nunsense is directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright, with lighting design by Jack Weir, sound design by Calum Martin and casting from Debbie O’Brien and Harry J Blumenau. It is produced by ALMACK Productions, which was founded in 2017 by Alan Mackintosh, and follows previous critically acclaimed sell-out productions of Nunsense and Little Shop of Horrors in his home town of Inverness.
Nunsense will play at the Union Chapel from the 18th to the 20th July.