THE Hillingdon-based Pastiche Musical Theatre company returns to the Compass Theatre in October with a production of the cult classic musical, Nunsense: The Mega Musical.

Pastiche were due to stage the show in 2020 and were days away from presenting it when theatres were closed due to the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Sister Julia Child (of God), the convent cook, has accidentally poisoned 52 of her fellow sisters at the convent.

In dire need of funds to bury their last four dearly-departed, the surviving nuns take to the stage to raise money.

They reveal their hidden talents, including singing, tap dancing and comedy.

Pastiche’s first production in January 1997 was Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend, which was performed at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham in January 1997 in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Ever since, it has staged a full musical and concert each year with the proceeds going to a charity or cause selected by the cast.

Pastiche has raised more than £61,000 for more than 30 different organisations, including Hillingdon MIND, Hillingdon Hospital’s Peter Pan Ward, Little Hearts Matter, the Michael Sobell Hospice and Meadow High School.

Proceeds from Nunsense: The Mega Musical will go to London’s Air Ambulance.


Wednesday-Friday, October 5-7, 7.30pm, Saturday October 8, 2.45 and 7.30


£15 (£13 concessions)

Pastiche Box Office E: W: (24 hour service)

Compass Theatre (Tues-Sat, 10.30am - 5pm)

T: 01895 250615 during opening hours W: (24 hour service)

Tickets can also be purchased in person at The Compass during opening hours.