Eaton & Cringleford

Watch out for Norwich’s note-perfect nuns to invade Castle Mall

Just Regional
Jan 5, 2015 2 mins read


New Year shoppers may find themselves doing a bit of a double-take if they are heading to a Norwich shopping centre.
A number of Norfolk ‘nuns’ are set to burst into song at Castle Mall to perform some of the best-known songs from Sister Act.
The unusual publicity stunt on Saturday January 10 at 11am will see members of the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society wear wimples and holler in habits to help publicise their forthcoming production of the classic stage show.
The society is one of the first amateur companies in the country to get the opportunity to present the show, which tells the story of nightclub singer Deloris van Cartier who witnesses a gangland hit and is moved swiftly out of harm’s way into a convent.

Despite the initial worries of the strait-laced Mother Superior, she ends up helping the sisters find their voice giving them an insight into the power of friendship and love.
The hit show, which started life as an iconic movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, has since proved to be an on-stage success in the West End, Broadway, and on tour around the world.
Trenetta Jones, who plays the lead role of Deloris in this latest production, said audiences are in for a real treat. “Sister Act makes you feel so good. The music is great, the cast is fabulous and even though there is a character that is a lead role, it is an ensemble piece because there is so much to see.
“You will leave tapping your toes and humming, and you might find yourself moving and grooving in your seat,” she said.
The visit to Castle Mall also aims to encourage those who have not already booked to come along and see the show. John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “This is a sassy feel-good show with some fantastic songs in it. Where better to enjoy them, than during a break from January sales shopping?”

Sister Act, Monday 26-Saturday 31 January at 7.30pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets £5.50-£21.50. Discounts for Under-18s and Schools.
To book, log onto or call the box office on 01603 63 00 00.

For further information, please call Judy Foster, Norwich Theatre Royal communications officer, on 01603 598527 or


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