Before the show, five nuns on high Nellie’s bikes wobbled down the Mall to attend a Mayoral Reception to launch the revived revitalised Gary Power Productions, Nunsense at the Royal.

The Mayor Cllr Mary Roche was in fun form as she greeted the Little Sisters of Hoboken (Frank Sinatra was born there) – Lynn Tynan, Michelle Glendon, Susan Murphy, Caroline Stone and Sinéad Lyons.