Presumably due to some administrative error the Whingers ended up with free tickets to see Sister Act again at the London Palladium which they took up in order to see if seeing the star Patina Miller would make a difference to their somewhat muted reception.
Well, it didn’t really so we won’t waste our typing fingers. It still takes 40 minutes to get going; the highlight is still the Act 1 comedy song; our favourites are still sweaty cop Ako Mitchell, old nun Julia Sutton and fat nun (we can say fat as apparently she’s wearing a fat suit) Claire Greenway.
What’s different? Well, the dialogue is – if anything – even more atrocious on having to endure it for a second time. Andrew was tempted to leap up and ask “Is there a script doctor in the house?”.
But on the plus side from our Premium Seating you get to watch Michael Ball signing autographs for fans from a nearby row, the sets looked much more impressive and Patina Miller does indeed have star quality and a lot of chutzpah.
We hadn’t noticed that Bruce Forsyth is quoted on the billboards outside the theatre.
The Whingers would have had much more fun standing on the plinth, shamelessly promoting themselves for an hour. Watch this space – it could still happen.
But that’s about all that can be said on the matter really.
We also saw Priscilla again last week and that was still really, really good.