May 14, 2009
Chelsea Boss Trains Sister Act’s Nuns.
LONDON, Friday 15th May, 2009: The cast of the new musical comedy SISTER ACT got the ultimate lesson in teamwork today as they travelled to Stamford Bridge for a private training session with Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.
Producers wanted to ensure that the troop of nuns were primed and ready for the rigours of their gruelling eight show a week schedule and called on the renowned expertise of the Chelsea and Russia manager.
Guus Hiddink welcomed the nuns to the Stamford Bridge ground, the West London home of Chelsea Football Club, where they were drilled in essential team skills. They donned their habits and completed an intense session of penalty practise, dribbling runs and free kicks – and got an all important team talk from Mr Hiddink.
This exclusive motivational session, along with the inspirational standing ovations that the cast have enjoyed so far at Sister Act’s preview performances, mean they are on course to raise the roof off the Palladium when the show officially opens on Tuesday June 2, the beginning of their year-long fixture at the venue.
Guus Hiddink said: “The nuns trained very well today, they really made me sweat! They’re great working together as a team and they’re not afraid to get stuck in. One particular nun really impressed me with her defensive skills – if I ever have a spare place on the bench, I may need to give her a call! You need to work hard out there on the pitch but you have to enjoy it too…..the sisters seem to do both brilliantly and I’m sure it will be the same up on stage.”
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