Suzanne Shaw cuts a stylish figure as she leads the stars at the Sister Act The Musical press night

Praying for success! Suzanne Shaw joins husband Sam Greenfield for an evening of biblical buffoonery as they lead the stars at Sister Act: The Musical press night performance

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The cast of Sister Act: The Musical were preaching to the choir as the much anticipated press preview of this lively musical adaptation kicked off at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Wednesday evening. 

Those in attendance included singers, musicians and professional dancers well versed in the art of live performance – and all were in thrall as principal cast-members Beverley Knight, Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle and Lesley Joseph brought the popular 1992 film to the stage. 

Former Hear’Say singer Suzanne Shaw was among those in the audience, and she looked typically stylish cut a stylish in a black dress and oversized cream blazer.

The 40-year old was accompanied by husband Sam Greenfield as the joined fellow guests at the special event. 

Based on the 1992 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg the musical stars R&B diva Knight as lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, an unassuming woman who witnesses a murder and is forced to take on the guise of a convent nun when she is subsequently hunted by mobsters. 

Big night: Suzanne Shaw, 41, cut a stylish figure in a slinky black dress and blazer as she and husband Sam Greenfield attended  the Sister Act The Musical press night in London on Wednesday

Big night: Suzanne Shaw, 41, cut a stylish figure in a slinky black dress and blazer as she and husband Sam Greenfield attended  the Sister Act The Musical press night in London on Wednesday

Other guests included former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard, 27, who appeared in high spirits alongside his 24-year old girlfriend Abbie Quinnen. 

The dancer looked smart in a crotchet shirt which he layered over dark trousers and wearing his high-lighted hair in a stylish quiff, while Abbie turned heads in a gorgeous olive green co-ord.  

Heels: Slipping her feet into black platform heels for extra height

Sleek: The star wore her blonde locks in a sleek bob

Heels: Slipping her feet into black platform heels the songstress wore her blonde locks in a stylish bob.

Stylish: Accessorising with simple gold jewellery, Suzanne opted for a dewy make-up look as she cuddled up to her beau before taking their seats

Stylish: Accessorising with simple gold jewellery, Suzanne opted for a dewy make-up look as she cuddled up to her beau before taking their seats

 

Lovebirds: Former Strictly professional AJ Pritchard, 27, (left) appeared in high spirits alongside his blonde bombshell girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, 24 (right)

Lovebirds: Former Strictly professional AJ Pritchard, 27, (left) appeared in high spirits alongside his blonde bombshell girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, 24 (right)

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Cute: The couple cuddled up for the cameras at the event

Cute: The couple cuddled up for the cameras at the event 

Smarty pants: The dancer looked smart in a crotchet shirt which he layered over dark trousers and wearing his high-lighted hair in a stylish quiff

Smarty pants: The dancer looked smart in a crotchet shirt which he layered over dark trousers and wearing his high-lighted hair in a stylish quiff

Chic: Abbie turned heads in a gorgeous olive green co-ord

Perfection: The ensemble clung to every inch of her fantastic figure

Strike a pose: She posed up a storm before taking her seat to enjoy the show

Chic: Abbie turned heads in a gorgeous olive green co-ord which clung to every inch of her fantastic figure

Matching: The silk ensemble featured a bustier with pleated detailing as well as matching high waisted trousers

Matching: The silk ensemble featured a bustier with pleated detailing as well as matching high waisted trousers

Choosing a natural make-up look Abbie let her blonde locks tumble to her shoulders in open curls, and completed the look with a gold pendant chain as she carried her belongings in a stylish black snakeskin bag. 

Also on the red carpet was former Love Island star Amy Hart, 30, who was joined at the swanky event by a mystery man.

The reality star put on a very leggy display in a chic Broderie analgise mini dress which she teamed with white sandals.

Styling her locks into ringlets she accessorised the look with a beaded headband and long love heart earrings. 

Glamour: Also on the red carpet was former Love Island star Amy Hart, 30, who was joined at the swanky event by a mystery man (right)

Glamour: Also on the red carpet was former Love Island star Amy Hart, 30, who was joined at the swanky event by a mystery man (right)

Woman in white: The reality star put on a very leggy display in a chic Broderie Anglaise mini dress

Heels: She completed the look with a pair of white sandals

Woman in white: The reality star put on a very leggy display in a chic Broderie analgise mini dress which she teamed with white sandals

Lover: Styling her locks into ringlets she accessorised the look with a beaded headband and long love heart earrings

Lover: Styling her locks into ringlets she accessorised the look with a beaded headband and long love heart earrings

Peace: Gok Wan looked stylish in a nautical inspired ensemble

Peace: Gok Wan looked stylish in a nautical inspired ensemble 

Claire Sweeney, 51, showcased her youthful figure in a bright pink jumpsuit complete with racy key hole detail at the bust.

The outfit was belted at her svelte waist and featured wide legged trousers which showed just a glimpse of her gold platform heels. 

Carrying the colour story into her accessorises former Brookside actress Claire carried a gold clutch and chose matching jewellery. 

Hot pink: Claire Sweeney, 51, showcased her youthful figure in a bright pink jumpsuit complete with racy key hole detail at the bust

Hot pink: Claire Sweeney, 51, showcased her youthful figure in a bright pink jumpsuit complete with racy key hole detail at the bust

Disco Diva: The outfit was belted at her svelte waist

Golden girl: The wide legged trousers hid her platform gold heels

Disco diva: The outfit was belted at her svelte waist and featured wide legged trousers which showed just a glimpse of her gold platform heels

Pals: Claire (left) was joined by Loose Women's Linda Robson (centre)  and dancer Wayne Sleep (right)

Pals: Claire (left) was joined by Loose Women’s Linda Robson (centre)  and dancer Wayne Sleep (right)

Dapper: Craig Revel Horwood looked summer ready as he hit the red carpet

Smooth: Bruno Tonioli opted for a smart grey suit for the outing

Dancer: former Strictly star Greg Wise also made an apperence

Strictly dapper:: Craig Revel Horwood (left) was joined on the red carpet by former strictly judge Bruno Tonioli (centre) and former contestant Greg Wise (right)

Pals: The duo posed together on the red carpet following Bruno (left) announcing his exit from the BBC dancing show

Pals: The duo posed together on the red carpet following Bruno (left) announcing his exit from the BBC dancing show

The musical also stars Jennifer Saunders, Leslie Joseph, Clive Rowe and The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle.

The official synopsis reads: ‘Brace yourselves sisters for this sparkling celebration of the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music. Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder’. 

‘Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own’. 

Fresh air: Donna Air, 42, looked effortlessly chic in in boat neck blouse and smart trousers all in warm natural tones

Fresh air: Donna Air, 42, looked effortlessly chic in in boat neck blouse and smart trousers all in warm natural tones 

Mr and Mrs: Brian Conley was joined by his wife Anne-Marie

Mr and Mrs: Brian Conley was joined by his wife Anne-Marie

Couple: Former EastEnders actor Danny Hatchard looked smart as he enjoyed an evening out with girlfriend Kerry Scouler

Couple: Former EastEnders actor Danny Hatchard looked smart as he enjoyed an evening out with girlfriend Kerry Scouler

Jokes: Comedian Sue Pollard put on a very animated display as she hit the red carpet

Habit: Drag Race's Vinegar Strokes donned a habit for the evening

Jokes: Comedian Sue Pollard (left) was joined on the red carpet by Ru Paul Drag Race’s Vinegar Strokes (right)

Showstopper: The musical also stars Jennifer Saunders, Leslie Joseph, Clive Rowe and The Greatest Showman's Keala Settle (Beverley Knight pictured)

Showstopper: The musical also stars Jennifer Saunders, Leslie Joseph, Clive Rowe and The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle (Beverley Knight pictured) 

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