Sisters will be doing it for themselves next week as a Petersfield am-dram group are blessing Festival Hall with a terrific show.

We guarantee you’ll be singing the praises of the Petersfield Theatre Group as their production of Sister Act is holy incredible.

Expect plenty of whooping from the crowd with the curtain rising on a four-night run next Wednesday, May 15.

The Motown and disco-influenced tribute to friendship is a family-friendly production with a belting catalogue of songs, directed by Mary-Rose Finden and choreographed by Scarlett Oakshott.

The show centres on Philly disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Hannah Evans) who needs a hideout after witnessing her gangster boyfriend Curtis (Mark Maclaine) commit a serious crime. The police send her to the peaceful Queen of Angels convent but the walls are crumbling, mass attendance is down and closure looms.

Deloris initially struggles with the rigid lifestyle and contemplative order imposed by Mother Superior (Michelle Magorian) before breathing new life into the nuns’ choir. Suddenly the word of the Lord is being celebrated as never before – but at what cost?

Will the rejuvenated musical performances attract attention? Will they blow her cover? Will Curtis and his hapless henchmen track her down? Or have they underestimated the formidable nuns and the bonds of sisterhood?

These questions and prayers will be answered next week in a show that promises to be a revelation with the PTG in a rich vein of form. Their winter production of Our House was exceptional, so it would be madness to miss Sister Act with tickets selling fast and only limited numbers remaining for some evening shows.

The soundtrack is amazing with musical director Gareth Baynham-Hughes – who was beaming throughout rehearsals – and the PTG’s talented cohort of nuns ready to wow the hall’s congregation with some dazzling numbers.

Theatregoers can expect an “immersive experience” with the Rose Room being transformed into the Queen of Angels Community Hill with friendly clerics becoming bar and front-of-house staff for the shows. Expect themed cocktails and mocktails along with tea, coffee and sweet and savoury nibbles.

Evening performances will start at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday, May 18. Tickets are £18 for adults (£14 on Wednesday’s preview night), £14 for children or £56 for a family matinee ticket for two adults and two children.

They are available from One Tree Books, Lavant Street or by searching for Sister Act Petersfield at