Sister Act, the classic 1992 musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, is the latest film to receive the ‘live cinema’ treatment. ‘Sister Act Live Choir’, UK Tour is presented by Amacoast Cinema.
Film fans have been clamouring for pop-ups and live cinema experiences in recent years. As audiences look for new ways to enjoy the films they know and love. Sister Act fans across the UK will be immersed in a fresh new cinematic, musical experience. 25 years on after the film was first released.
Sister Act Live Choir will boast a choir made up of 35 gospel singers and full band. They will accompany the onscreen nuns with live performances of songs from the film soundtrack.
“We are delighted to be touring, this powerful and uplifting live cinema experience” says founder, Dele Aro. The show has had two successful, sold out runs in London in Autumn 2016 and April 2017. Dele added “We were delighted to see the shows connect such a large diverse group of people together, to share a unique experience and create new memories around a much-loved film”.
Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Vegas lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (played by Whoopi Goldberg). After witnessing a murder at the hands of her boyfriend has to enter witness protection to avoid a similar fate. She turns to the one place that she hopes he will never look – a Convent. Disguised as a nun Deloris woefully tries to adopt her new lifestyle and after several false starts, she finally finds her voice at the heart of the church choir.
Sister Act Live Choir will feature the Uplifted Voices choir for the show, who have featured on BBC Gospel Proms. Provided backing choirs for the live shows on ITV’s The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, and The X Factor shows.
There will also be a special guest performance from Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalist’s ‘Gospel Singers Incognito’ (GSI).
Opening in Ipswich, Suffolk on Saturday 23 September 2017.