11:00pm, Wed 18th May 2016–Sat 21st May 2016,
at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 4
Siblings Abigail and Caroline have trodden very different paths; now married to a prince, Caroline spends her time meddling in the Church, while Abigail has joined a convent. An official visit causes their paths to cross, just as Abigail and her fellow novices resolve to escape the cloister and return to their former lives. With melodies merry and melancholy, and an all-female cast, Sister Abigail is a light-hearted comic opera, an affectionate parody of Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and just a little irreverent. If you only experience one opera about two nuns in a bath this year, let it be Sister Abigail.