Singing and dancing nuns take to stage

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Deanne Heta as Mistress of the Novices.
Deanne Heta as Mistress of the Novices.

There is going to be plenty of nonsense going on in Whangarei this next week as Whangarei Theatre Company puts on its latest play - an enthusiastic rendition of the off-Broadway hit Nunsense.

The play is set in a convent that has run into some complicated financial difficulties, and a small group of nuns decide to fundraise through an amateur concert at a school, by performing song and dance on stage. Nunsense was written by Dan Groggin and is said to have been the second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history. The Whangarei Theatre Company performance was directed by Ringi Smith and produced by Tane Davis.

The cast is: Sister Mary Leo (Clair Montgomery) who dreams of being a ballerina-nun; Sister Robert Anne (Louisa Dearlove); Sister Mary Amnesia (Cassie Munson); Sister Mary Hubert (Deanne Heta) is the second-in-command; and Mother Superior (Natalie Card) is their leader. Nunsense runs from tonight until April 16. Bookings: www.whangareitheatrecompany.org.nz or at Whangarei Suit Hire.

- Northern Advocate

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