Sister Act UK Tour 2020 to star Brenda Edwards

This information was updated on 30th August, 2019

The Sister Act UK Tour returns in 2020 but this time it’s an all-new Delores Van Cartier audiences will be seeing on stages around the UK.

Sister Act UK Tour
Whoopi Goldberg and Brenda Edwards. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Brenda Edwards is to star in the new Sister Act UK Tour which starts at the Curve Leicester in April 2020 ahead of further UK venues and a West End season.

Jamie Wilson said today “I am thrilled to be collaborating again with Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Douglas Carter Beane and Whoopi Goldberg to create a new version of Sister Act, in particular reworking the part of Deloris for an older actor and I’m so pleased that the hugely talented Brenda Edwards will launch this production for us. I’m also delighted to be continuing our relationship with Curve in Leicester by developing this new production with them, and I’m equally pleased that this production will be visiting other regional theatres ahead of a London run next Summer. We will be announcing our full creative team, further casting and some more surprises this autumn!”

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”.

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.

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 ITV’s Loose Women.

Sister Act features original music by 8 time Oscar and Tony Award winner Alan Menken whose credits include Beauty and the Beast, Pochahontas, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tangled, Enchanted, Newsies, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, and Hercules for Disney and Little Shop Of Horrors.

Sister Act lyrics by Glenn Slater, with a book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

 

SISTER ACT UK TOUR 2020

21 April – 2 May 2020
Curve Leicester
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11 – 23 May 2020
Leeds Grand Theatre
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25 – 30 May 2020
Newcastle Theatre Royal
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9 – 20 June 2020
Sheffield Lyceum
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22 June – 4 July 2020
Manchester Opera House
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15 – 26 September 2020
Birmingham Hippodrome
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SISTER ACT UK TOUR PAST DATES

Saturday 30 July – Saturday 13 August 2016
Curve, Leicester

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 August 2016
Leeds Grand Theatre

Monday 29 August – Saturday 3 September 2016
Manchester Palace

Monday 5 – Saturday 10 September 2016
Sunderland Empire

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 September 2016
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Monday 19 – Saturday 24 September 2016
Bristol Hippodrome

Monday 26 September – Saturday 1 October 2016
Milton Keynes Theatre

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October 2016
Glasgow King’s Theatre

Monday 10 – Saturday 15 October 2016
Liverpool Empire

Monday 17 – Saturday 15 October 2016
High Wycombe Swan

24 October – 29 October 2016
Hall for Cornwall, Truro

31 October – 5 November 2016
Regent Theatre, Ipswich

7 – 12 November 2016
Grand Opera House, Belfast

14 – 19 November 2016
Bord Gais Dublin

21 – 26 November 2016
Cliffs Pavillion Southend

28 November – 3 December 2016
New Wimbledon Theatre

5 – 10 December 2016
Malvern Theatre

12 – 17 December 2016
Cambridge Corn Exchange

2 – 7 January 2017
Orchard Theatre Dartford

11 – 14 January 2017
Brighton Centre

16 – 21 January 2017
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

23 – 28 January 2017
Swansea Grand

30 Jan – 11 February 2017
Nottingham Theatre Royal

30 January – 11 February 2017
Theatre Royal Nottingham

13 – 18 February 2017
Sands Carlisle

20 – 25 February 2017
Alhambra Theatre Bradford

27 February – 4 March 2017
Grand Theatre Wolverhampton

20 – 25 March 2017
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

27 March – 1 April 2017
Royal and Derngate Northampton

3 April – 15 April 2017
Edinburgh Playhouse

17 – 29 April 2017
Wales Millenium Centre., Cardiff

8 – 13 May 2017
Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent

15 – 20 May 2017
New Theatre Oxford

22 – 27 May 2017
Venue Cymru Llandudno

29 May – 3 June 2017
Aberdeen Performing Arts

6 – 17 June 2017
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

26 June – 1 July 2017
The Marlowe Theatre, CanterburY

3 – 15 July 2017
Theatre Royal Plymouth

24 – 29 July 2017
Manchester Palace Theatre

31 July – 5 August 2017
Eden Court Inverness

7 – 12 August 2017
Bristol Hippodrome

14 – 19 August 2017
Grand Opera House Belfast

22 – 27 August 2017
Winter Gardens Blackpool

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