Nunsense 1987

Opened: March 23, 1987
Closing: January 16, 1988

Nunsense - 1987 - West End History , Info & More

Fortune Theatre
(Covent Garden) Russell Street London

When 52 Sisters die, accidentally poisoned by the cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, the remaining nuns of The Little Sisters of Hoboken put on an outrageous variety show to raise money for the funerals. Featuring talents from their pre-convent lives, a circus performer nun, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn, a wannabe ballerina nun and a nun with amnesia sing, tap dance and entertain their way through an incredible show. With an audience quiz and lots of fun surprises, you’ve never seen nuns crack wise like this. A totally outrageous show “with a hysterical anything-goes sense of fun,” says the New York Times. An international phenomenon with over 5,000 productions worldwide, Nunsense is a hilarious must-see for everyone.


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Other Productions of Nunsense

1985   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
1987   West End London Production
West End
1995   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
Off-Broadway
1998   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
Off-Broadway

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