Nunny funnies

From left are Georgina Borros, Fiona Tanner, Fiona Carling, Melissa Sanderson and Michelle Galloway.

Milnerton Players will be staging the musical comedy Nunsense at the Milnerton Playhouse from Friday April 6 to Saturday April 21.

Director Kyla Thorburn, from Edgemead, has gathered a stellar cast of multi award-winning community actresses to play the roles and bring a professional production to the stage.

And the story goes like this: Five of the 19 surviving Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls.

Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start an online, e-card mailing website to raise funds for the burials.

This proved to be an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought a Home Entertainment System with a Samsung, 85 inch LED TV screen for the convent, leaving her with no money in the kitty to pay for the last four burials.

With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show at the Milnerton Playhouse to raise the necessary amount.

Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, (Fiona Carling) who cannot resist the spotlight (after all she was a tightrope walker in a previous life); her competitive but dignified rival, second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert (Fiona Tanner); Sister Robert Anne, (Melissa Sanderson) a streetwise nun; Sister Mary Leo, (Georgina Borros) a novice who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun; and wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, (Michelle Galloway) who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.

The entertainment that they present includes solos, duets, trios, quartets with madcap dance routines, and an audience quiz.

The show is 8pm on Fridays April 6, 13 and 20 and at 2.30pm and 8pm on Saturdays.

Tickets cost from R110 to R120.

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