A new production of Sister Act will embark on a UK tour from spring 2020 and start its run at Curve Leicester.
The tour will feature a specially reworked central character of Deloris Van Cartier, played by Brenda Edwards.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Wilson, the tour will start at Curve, Leicester on April 21, 2020, where it will play until May 2, 2020.
A hit musical on both sides of the Atlantic, this brand new production of Sister Act will star Brenda Edwards in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.
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.
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.
Tickets for Sister Act at Curve will go on sale to Friends and Supporters 15 Jul, Members, 16 – 26 Members and Groups 17 Jul and on general sale 19 Jul, all at 12noon.
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.