Nunsense at Camden
Camden Musical Society’s upcoming production of Nunsense puts six Macarthur women on centre stage, showcasing their musical talent in the popular, hilarious musical.
Nunsense is a heart-warming musical comedy that revolves around the misadventures of a group of nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken Convent. When Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally poisons fifty-two of their fellow sisters, the convent is in desperate need of funds to bury the deceased sisters. To raise the money, the remaining nuns decide to put on a variety show in the convent’s auditorium.
Bringing Nunsense to the stage is Camden Musical Society, an not-for-profit theatrical group for Camden LGA. Established only in 2019, Camden Musical Society is new and fresh, and aims to develop upcoming local artists as well as provide a place for production skills development while giving the local audiences a professional and first-class musical show experience.
“I am excited to present this to the people of the Camden LGA and beyond as a project that highlights the women in our community. As we all know, female lead roles can be very hard to find. This musical showcases six females, all in lead and supporting roles, and has given our society the opportunity to present more of our very talented members to the community,” says Kerrie Jiear, President, Camden Musical Society
Sister Mary Regina (Inge Marais) is the stern Mother Superior, trying to maintain order amid the chaos. Sister Mary Hubert (Hayleigh Burman) is her loyal second-in-command, who often challenges Mother Superior’s authority. Sister Robert Anne (Emily Boardman) is a street-smart nun, Sister Mary Amnesia (Kate Shaw) has lost her memory, Sister Mary Leo (Molly Quinnell) dreams of becoming the world’s first ballerina nun, and Sister Mary Myopia (Jude Taylor) is constantly forgotten and overlooked by the rest of the convent. As the nuns rehearse and perform their show, they face various challenges, including miscommunications, forgotten lines, and unexpected mishaps.
Book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggtin
8-12 November 2023 at The Old St Thomas Chapel in Narellan
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/CKXPZ
Image: From L to R: Jude Taylor (Sr. Mary Myopia), Molly Quinnell (Sr. Mary Leo), Hayleigh Burman (Sr. Mary Hubert), Inge Marais (Sr. Mary Regina, the Mother Superior), Emily Boardman (Sr. Robert Anne), Kate Shaw (Sr. Mary Amnesia). Photographer: Kylie Lyons Handprint Photography