Hail sisters! There’s a brand new production of the smash hit musical Sister Act coming next year and it will be opening its UK tour at Curve in April 2020, ahead of further UK venues and a London season.
A hit musical on both sides of the Atlantic, this brand new production of Sister Act, produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, will star Brenda Edwards in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.
Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva 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.
Whoopi Goldberg said today “Deloris is a big fun character with lots of personality! Brenda auditioned for this show when it first happened in the UK and didn’t get the part because she was too old, so we’ve rectified that! Previous versions have had Deloris as a 23-year-old – but there are different stakes when you’re older. You can be much more irreverent when you’re older than you can be when you’re in your twenties and thirties. Time makes you funnier! I really am so thrilled Sister Act is coming back to the UK in 2020 with this new version”.
Brenda Edwards first came to the public’s attention when she became a semi-finalist in the 2005 series of ITV1’s The X Factor. Since then, she has become one of the most sought-after leading ladies in musical theatre. Her many West End and touring credits include Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre and original UK Tour), Mama Morton in Chicago (West End and 10th Anniversary Gala), Nettie Fowler in Carousel (London Coliseum), Pearl Pastor in Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall), Esta in Moby Dick (Union Theatre) and most recently Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (UK Tour). Brenda is also a regular panellist on ITV1’s Loose Women.
Tickets for Sister Act at Curve will go on sale to Friends and Supporters on Monday 15 July, Members, 16 – 26 Members and Groups on Wednesday 17 July and on general sale on Friday 19 July, at 12pm each day. Tickets can be purchased online on www.curveonline.co.uk, over the phone on 0116 242 3595 or in person at Curve’s Box Office.