BRIDGWATER Operatic Society’s earned a well-deserved standing ovation on opening night of its latest production Sister Act.

A packed out McMillan Theatre was privy to a packed night of high quality entertainment which is sure to put the Operatic Society in line for more awards.

The cast bring humour and infectious enthusiasm to the roles, with Natasha T Green starring as leading lady Deloris Van Cartier.

Green’s natural charisma and strong singing set the tone as rebellious and ambitious Deloris finds herself hiding in a convent after witnessing her nightclub owner boyfriend murder one of his crew.

Sarah Creswick shows authority as Mother Superior and her witty exchanges with Deloris are enjoyable and highlight some of the musical’s main themes.

The supporting cast shine, particularly the charming sisters of the convent including Kirby Rhianian as Sister Mary Robert who comes out of her shell throughout the drama, and is able to show off her fine vocal range.

Liam Frampton receives the love of the audience as affable policeman ‘Sweaty Eddie’ who has been hopelessly in love with Deloris since High School.

A big bonus is the authenticity of the set and costumes which are from the ex-UK tour, while huge credit needs to go to those backstage who make it all happen, directors Lewis White and Lucy Taylor, musical director Richard Lennox and choreographer Katie Williams.

The cast have some fine songs to work with including the catchy ‘Take Me To Heaven’, anthemic ‘Raise Your Voice’ and darkly humourous ‘When I Find My Baby’.

Those who saw Sister Act will already be eagerly anticipating Bridgwater Operatic Society’s production of Made In Dagenham, set to take to the stage in Spring 2020.