A new production of Sister Act is to open next year, starring Brenda Edwards in the rewritten role of Deloris, and a London run will follow a UK tour.

Opening in Leicester in April 2020, Sister Act The Musical will see Brenda Edwards star in the lead role, which has been “reworked for an older actor”, according to producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg.

Wilson told Encore Radio he was “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”.

Goldberg added “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!”

About Sister Act The Musical

Based on the iconic movie, Sister Act The Musical tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the 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.

Sister Act The Musical features original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted), lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

Sister Act The Musical is produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. Tom Leonardis, Head of Whoopi’s production company, will also be on the producing team.

SISTER ACT UK TOUR 2020

TUESDAY 21 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY
CURVE, LEICESTER

TUESDAY 11 MAY – SATURDAY 23 MAY
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

MONDAY 25 MAY – SATURDAY 30 MAY
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL

TUESDAY 9 JUNE – SATURDAY 20 JUNE
SHEFFIELD LYCEUM

MONDAY 22 JUNE – SATURDAY 4 JULY
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE

FURTHER UK DATES AND LONDON SEASON TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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