Nunsense A-Men

Presented by Matt Byrne Media



"Nunsense A-men! is a vacuous night out of frivolity and vaudeville and not to be taken at all seriously – a perfect evening cap to a long hard day." - The Barefoot Review

"This is a highly entertaining must see musical theatre act" -Weekend Notes

"If you want to spend a couple of hours enjoying what theatre is all about – escapism and enjoyment – don’t miss this production. It will draw capacity audiences and deservedly so."-Adelaide Theatre Guide

"Adelaide’s own Matt Byrne has amassed a strong ensemble, led by the splendid David Gauci as the Superior, Mary Regina. Gauci’s stage presence and booming voice carry the day ... the laughs come thick and fast!" - The Advertiser

"The humour and warmth of the performance came from the diversity and strength of the performers themselves." - The Theatre Association of South Australia

"get yourselves to Holden Street and join the Little Sisters in getting religion"-Glam Adelaide

Matt Byrne Media proudly presents the SA Premiere of the funny nunny musical Nunsense A-Men at Holden Street Theatres this November.

The original Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.

Nunsense A-Men! sees all the nuns portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, "no drag". First performed in Brazil as “Novicas Rebeldes,” this version of “Nunsense” premiered in New York in 1998. Receiving rave reviews and standing ovations subsequent productions have boasted such stars as “Laugh-In’s” Arte Johnson as Mother Superior and Olympic Champion, Greg Louganis as Sister Robert Anne. A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”

The MBM production features David Gauci as Sister 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.

Byrne will direct and design the show, with Ben Saunders as Musical Director and Rose Vallen as Choreographer.


Nunsense A-Men



Genre: Theatre/Musical

Origin: SA

Rating: PG

Duration: 120 mins (incl. 15 min interval)

Season: 2019

Dates: 7 Nov - 30 Nov

7 - 30 November: 8:00pm*

16, 23, 30 November: 2:00pm

*See ticket link for dates


GA: $42.90
Concession: $37.90
GA Group: $40.64
Concession Group: $34.64

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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