Nuns invade Tad restaurant

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Diners at an Italian Restaurant in Tadcaster could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing things.

They witnessed the arrival of six badly behaved nuns from Tadcaster Theatre Company, as they descended upon Sapori di Napoli for a photo shoot for the company’s forthcoming production of Nunsense. For a while the restaurant was turned into uproar as the nuns took their seats and a huge saucepan of soup was brought to the table, along with bowls and spoons.

“We cannot thank Pasquale and his staff enough for allowing us to use their facilities and for providing us with all the necessary props,” said Wendy Binns, publicity officer and photographer for TTC.

“We also apologised to the diners for the disruption, but they all seemed to enjoy the ‘entertainment’,” she added.

The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God (Richard Goodall), has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials.

“We needed a restaurant to photograph nuns with soup and Pasquale at Sapori di Napoli is always willing to help us. The restaurant, which is next door to the Riley-Smith Hall, is also a great place to eat if you want to pre-book dinner before the show and we can guarantee there will be no poison or flies in the soup!” stressed Wendy.

Nunsense, written by Dan Goggin and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, at the Riley-Smith, Tadcaster from May 10-13 at 7.30pm each evening, matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Seating will be in a relaxed cabaret style with a bar. Tickets on 07502 506438 (cheque or cash), in person between 10-12 at Gallery 42 on April 29 and May 6 (cheque or cash) and are also available on line at: (booking fee will apply).