Matt Byrne Media
Holden Street Theatres
Written By: Music, Lyrics & Script by Dan Goggin
Director/Designer: Matt Byrne
Musical Director: Ben Saunders
Choreographer: Rose Vallen
Matt Byrne Media religiously presents the SA Premiere of the funny nunny musical Nunsense A-Men at Holden Street Theatres this November.
Dan Goggin’s original Nunsense is an hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken who have to stage a fundraising concert to help bury 52 of their deceased sisters who died from eating dodgy mushroom soup.
But there’s a serious change of habit in this version because all the Nuns are played by men!
Producer/Director Matt Byrne says Nunsense A-Men has been a huge hit on Broadway.
“I’ve always loved Nunsense and it’s been a very popular show around Australia, but it’s never been done in Adelaide by men before – what a change of habit!” Byrne said.
“Sister Julia’s soup wiped out 52 of the sisters but there wasn’t enough money to bury all the dearly departed, so four have been stored in the convent freezer!
“The surviving nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, Reverend Mother Sister Mary Regina, and Mistress of the Novices Sister Mary Hubert - sing, tap dance and pray for a miracle while celebrating convent life and raising funds to bury the final four deceased sisters!
Byrne said “think of it as Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent, and we play it straight.”
“I was taught by Nuns at the Good Samaritan convent in Gawler and most of them had male names like Sister Vincent and Mother Sylvester – there were named after Saints.
“Nuns are really gender neutral but having men playing them gives lines like “The guys in the old neighbourhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” a whole new meaning!”
The MBM production features David Gauci as Sister Mary Regina, Chris Stansfield as Sister Robert Anne, Jayke Melling as Sister Mary Leo, Ron Abelita as Sr. Mary Amnesia and Matt Byrne as Sister Mary Hubert.
Approx. Running Time: 120 minutes
Suitable for ages: All Ages
Nov 7-9, 13-14 & 16, 21-23 & 28-30 at 8 p.m.
Nov 16, 23 & 30 at 2 p.m.
The Studio, Holden Street Theatres
34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh
Book at www.mattbyrnemedia.com.au, 8262 4906, www.holdenstreettheatres.com or 8225 8888
Adults $40 Concession $35 Groups of 10 more $38/$33 (Booking Agency Fees Apply)