10 Aug 2022

Nuns on the run at Naas’ Moat Theatre for Sister Act

Musical theatre in Naas

Nuns on the run at Naas’ Moat Theatre for Sister Act

Mona Conroy and the Sister Act gang! Pictures: Aishling Conway

The Moat Theatre in Naas will come to life from March 7 to 14 when Naas Musical Society take to the stage with their 25th Anniversary show, Sister Act The Musical!

This is a divinely funny show, originally a movie made famous by Whoopie Goldberg. The story follows club singer, Doloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and has to go in hiding — where better than a convent! She turns the convent upside down much to the frustrations of the Mother Superior and the delight of the convent choir.

The Naas production will star Dearbhail Downey as Deloris and Hannah Ryan as Sr Mary Roberts (the quiet one!). The show comes complete with its own rapping nun played by the society’s founding member Mona Conroy. The Monsignor is played by John Dooley with Dave Smyth taking on the role of the Pope.

The show sports a fine set of gangsters in Andrew Docherty, Paul Dicker, Gearoid McGauran and Alan Maleady.

The production team is director, Arthur McGauran, choreographer, Grace McGrath and Sarah Lynch Barrett is musical director.

The team have been putting the cast through their paces since December and they have been working incredibly hard to bring a top quality show to a Naas audience, and this lively show will have everyone from 8 to 80 clapping and grinning from ear to ear!

Tickets are available from the box office at the Moat Theatre, on 045 883030 or

All tickets for the Monday performance are sold out already with other nights in hot pursuit.

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