Beverley Knight and more join Jennifer Saunders in Sister Act

Last Updated on 24 March 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

Sister Act at London’s Eventim Apollo will star Beverley Knight, Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea alongside Jennifer Saunders. Tickets on sale now

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Beverley Knight, Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea in Sister Act

Beverley Knight, Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea are among cast joining Jennifer Saunders in the new production of the musical, Sister Act, in London this summer.

Knight will play the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub singer who goes into hiding in a convent, presided over by a Mother Superior played by Saunders.

Keala Settle, the break-out star of The Greatest Showman, has been cast as Sister Mary Patrick, alongside Birds of a Feather’s Lesley Joseph as Sister Mary Lazarus, and Lizzie Bea – an acclaimed Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum last year – as Sister Mary Robert.

Olivier-winner Clive Rowe will play police officer Eddie Southern. Other cast include Jeremy Secomb, Graham McDuff, Tricia Deighton, Lori Haley Fox, Tom Hopcroft, Bradley Judge, Tanya Edwards, Catherine Millsom, Anne Smith, Emma Ralston, Jermaine Woods, Michael Ward and Caroline Bateson.

Casting for Sister Act is by Stuart Burt. The rest of the cast will be announced soon.

Sister Act will run at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith in west London from 19 July to 28 August 2022. It was originally due to run in London in 2020, with Whoopi Goldberg reprising the role of Deloris from the 1992 film, before the Covid pandemic hit. Goldberg is no longer available to play the role.

Jamie Wilson, who is producer of the show with Goldberg, said: “Hallelujah! We are thrilled to be finally sharing the news of this stellar cast and cannot thank audiences enough for their patience and support for the production since we first announced way back in 2019.

“I am so excited that the immense talents of Jennifer Saunders and Beverley Knight will be leading the company, with the equally talented Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea completing our all-star principal cast.”

The production will be directed by Bill Buckhurst, with choreography by Alistair David, set design by Morgan Large, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical supervision by Stephen Brooker.

The musical features original music by Oscar and Tony award-winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

Tickets are on sale now.

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