The all singing, all dancing Little Sisters of Hoboken had to put on a fundraiser after a small ‘accident’ (well, a great big one!) at the Convent. The sisters revealed their host of hidden talents in this unforgettable show, including tap dancing nuns, an audience quiz and comic surprises a plenty – a truly heaven-sent evening or afternoon was spent with us!

Nunsense is an international phenomenon and is the second longest running show in Off-Broadway history. We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to stage a brand new production of the show, which was well received by our audiences over five performances.

We were over the moon to conclude our 25th anniversary year by bringing our nuns out of hibernation and finally stage our production of this funny, tuneful and enjoyable show, which was originally set to hit the stage in March 2020.

The production raised an incredible £1405 for the London Air Ambulance.

Reverend Mother Mary Regina Shivashtie Poonwassie
Sister Mary Hubert Debbie Langford
Sister Robert Anne Joanna Linford
Sister Mary Amnesia Olivia Holburd
Sister Mary Leo Eva Rigby
Sister Julia Child (of God) Richard Connolly
Sister Mary Annette Melanie Margolis
Sister Mary Claudia Jenny Rigby
Father Virgil Ian Collyer
Sister Mary Brendan Nisha Chadha
Sister Mary Dorothy Sarita Gomez
Sister Mary Luke Robyn Langford
Father Ridley Scott Matthew Ridley
Brother Timothy Nicholas Seale
Brother Wilhelm Michael Wright
Production Team
Book, Music and Lyrics Dan Goggin
Director Olivia Holburd
Musical Director Daniel Cox
Choreography Olivia Holburd
Orchestrations and Arrangements Daniel Cox
Stage Manger Roger Holburd
Stage Crew Sze Razak, Danielle James, Ellen McCarthy
Prompt Maggie Warren
Set Design and Construction James Pearce and Byron Jones
Lighting Byron Jones
Sound James Pearce, Sandy Gallimore
Costumes Byron Jones and Matthew Ridley
Front Of House Maggie Warren
Publicity / Social Media The Company
Programme Shivashtie Poonwassie
Publicity Photographs Shivashtie Poonwassie
Dialect Coach Dee Lennon
Keyboard Programming Daniel Cox
Rehearsal Pianist Daniel Cox
Chaperone Brett Langford
Conductor/Keyboard I Daniel Cox
Keyboard II Drew Cowburn
Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet/Alto Sax Catherine Underhill
Trumpet Ali Hancorn
Trombone India D'Arcy
Drums/Percussion Jono Pamplin
Song List
Act One Act Two
Veni Creator Spiritus Growing Up Catholic
Nunsense is Habit-Forming We've Got To Clean Out The Freezer
A Difficult Transition Just A Coupl'a Sisters
Benedicite (Morning at the Convent) Soup's On (The Dying Nun)
The Biggest Ain't The Best Playing Second Fiddle (Reprise)
Playing Second Fiddle I Just Want To Be A Star
So You Want To Be A Nun The Drive In
A Good Cause I Could Have Gone to Nashville
Turn Up The Spotlight Holier Than Thou
Lilacs Bring Back Memories Finale
Turn Off The Spotlight
Tackle That Temptation with a Time-Step