Nunsense: Musical Info & Synopsis


Nunsense follows a group of nuns who find themselves in a humorous predicament. After a tragic accident involving the convent’s cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, the remaining sisters discover that they must raise funds quickly to bury the deceased nuns, who are temporarily stored in the convent freezer. To gather the necessary funds, the nuns decide to stage a variety show. As the sisters present their lively performances, the audience is treated to a blend of comedy, music, and tap-dancing.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Size: 5

Genre: Comedy

Setting: Present

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1987)➝

30th Anniversary Cast (2013)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, All-Female Cast, ComedicFeel-Good, One-Word, Religious, Small Cast, Solo Composer, Tap Dance

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