GOD loves it when you sing according to the nuns in Sister Act, but the vocal supremacy of X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke coupled with the rest of the cast is enough to take even the most sinful of people to heaven.

Following the same storyline as Whoopi Goldberg’s blockbuster, the stage adaptation of Sister Act focuses on lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, performed by Burke, who is hidden in a convent after witnessing a stone cold murder by her boyfriend Curtis.

Despite fearing for her life, Deloris uses her soulful voice and stage presence to find the voices of the nuns - who are somewhat out of practice - and in doing so, finds her own.

For those devout fans like myself, who know most of the film’s original soundtrack off by heart, the new songs, composed by Alan Menken, are foot tapping, head bobbing, soulful delights that work with the show - but I can’t help but think how much better it would be with the some of the film’s original numbers.

Nevertheless, director Craig Revel Horwood must have had the cast study each and every single one of their characters. Deloris’ signature moves, complete with sassy habit swishing and eccentric composing, were done to a tee by Burke and each of the personalities of the nuns from the shy but determined Sister Mary Robert (Sarah Goggin) to the wayward and rapping Sister Mary Lazarus (Liz Kitchen), shone through.

The pure joy of the sisters coming together for a show-stopping performance at the Hippodrome is well complimented by the witty dialogue and performances of some of the show’s best supporting roles - many of which have you fall in love with the story all over again.

It may be different from the original film but Craig Revel Horwood’s Sister Act is definitely one to watch, even if it is just for the laughs.

Sister Act continues at the Hippodrome until Saturday, August 12. For more information or to book tickets visit www.atgtickets.com/shows/sister-act-2017/bristol-hippodrome.