Sister Act UK Tour 2020 to star Brenda Edwards

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 UK Tour
Brenda Edwards, Clive Rowe, Lesley Joseph

Olivier award-winning actor Clive Rowe will join the cast as Eddie Souther. He will play the part in Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and London.

Clive Rowe won the Olivier award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for “Guys and Dolls” at The National Theatre and was also nominated for Best Supporting Performance in “Carousel”, also at The National Theatre. At 2009’s Oliviers, he was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre award for “Mother Goose” at Hackney Empire. His many West End and touring credits include “Ladykillers” at the Gielgud Theatre, “Chicago” at the Adelphi Theatre, “Sweet Charity” at the Donmar Warehouse, the UK tour of “The Wind in The Willows” and “Me and My Girl” at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Lesley Joseph is best known for playing ‘Dorien Green’ in the hugely successful sitcom “Birds of a Feather” alongside Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. They recorded over 100 episodes over a period of nine years and returned to our screens in 2014 for a further three series. Lesley most recently appeared as ‘Frau Blucher’ in the West End production of the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein” for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Her other theatre credits include ‘Miss Hannigan’ in “Annie” at the West End’s Victoria Palace and also on national tour as well as the touring productions of “Calendar Girls” and “Thoroughly Modern Mille”.

Sister Act features original music by 8 times 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
Brenda Edwards as Delores with Clive Rowe as Eddie
Leslie Joseph as Mother Superior
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11 – 23 May 2020
Leeds Grand Theatre
Brenda Edwards as Delores with Clive Rowe as Eddie
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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25 – 30 May 2020
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Brenda Edwards as Delores with Clive Rowe as Eddie
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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9 – 20 June 2020
Sheffield Lyceum
Brenda Edwards as Delores with Clive Rowe as Eddie
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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22 June – 4 July 2020
Manchester Opera House
Brenda Edwards as Delores with Clive Rowe as Eddie
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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21 July – 30 August 2020
London Eventim Apollo
Whoopi Goldberg and Brenda Edwards will play Delores
Jennifer Saunders will play Mother Superior.
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15 – 26 September 2020
Birmingham Hippodrome
Brenda Edwards as Delores.
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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29 September – 4 October 2020
Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
Brenda Edwards as Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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12 – 18 October 2020
Wales Millenium Centre
Brenda Edwards will play Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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19 – 25 October 2020
Ipswich Regent Theatre
Brenda Edwards will play Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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2 – 8 November 2020
Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent
Brenda Edwards will play Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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9 – 15 November 2020
Darlington Hippodrome
Brenda Edwards as Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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16 – 22 November 2020
Liverpool Empire
Brenda Edwards plays Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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23 – 29 November 2020
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Brenda Edwards as Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior

30 November – 6 December 2020
Milton Keynes Theatre
Brenda Edwards as Delores
Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior
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