Last Updated on 26 December 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team
Sister Act Musical UK Tour 2022
New dates have been announced for the Sister Act Musical UK Tour as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with Jennifer Saunders reprising her role as Mother Superior at some performances.
The Sister Act the musical tour will open at the Palace Theatre Manchester in June 2022.
WHO IS IN THE SISTER ACT UK TOUR?
The subsequent tour will see Brenda Edwards play Delores van Cartier. Brenda rose to fame as an X Factor finalist and has since appeared as the Killer Queen in the West End and UK Tours of We Will Rock You, Mama Morton in Chicago at London’s Adelphi Theatre, as Nettie in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at London Coliseum, and as Motormouth Maybelle in the Hairspray UK Tour.
Multi-award-winning actress Jennifer Saunders is known worldwide as being one half of French and Saunders and for writing and starring in five series, a seasonal special and the feature film of Absolutely Fabulous. Jennifer was recently seen in Bath Theatre’s tour of Blythe Spirit. Sister Act marks her musical theatre debut in Sister Act.
Lesley Joseph takes on the habit as Mother Superior at some venues on the Sister Act UK Tour. One of the UK’s beloved comic actresses whether it’s for playing Dorien in Birds of a Feather or as Frau Blucher in the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein, as Miss Hannigan in Annie or in Calendar Girls or Thoroughly Modern Millie on tour.
The Sister Act Tour principal cast is completed by Olivier Award-winner Clive Rowe playing Eddie Souther. Clive has appeared in Carousel at the National Theatre, The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre and Me and My Girl at Chichester Festival Theatre.
WHAT IS SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL ABOUT?
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.
SISTER ACT UK TOUR CREATIVE TEAM
The Sister Act UK Tour has direction by Bill Buckhurst, choreography by Alistair David, Set and costume design by Morgan Large, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design by Tom Marshall and Musical Supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting is by Stuart Burt.
The Sister Act tour 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 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 THE MUSICAL UK TOUR 2022
Where can I book Sister Act tour tickets?
27 June – 9 July 2022
Palace Theatre Manchester
6 – 17 September 2022
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
20 September – 1 October 2022
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
4 – 15 October 2022
17 – 29 October 2022
31 October – 5 November 2022
Wales Millennium Centre
14 – 19 November 2022
King’s Theatre Glasgow
21- 26 November 2022
Milton Keynes Theatre
6 – 11 February 2023
Orchard Theatre Dartford
6 – 18 March 2023
4 – 15 April 2023
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield
17 – 22 April 2023
Ipswich Regent Theatre
2 – 6 May 2023
Mayflower Theatre Southampton
8 – 13 May 2023
Theatre Royal Nottingham
15 – 20 May 2023
19 – 24 June 2023
Theatre Royal Newcastle
25 – 30 June 2023
Stoke Regent Theatre
6 – 11 November 2023
Orchard Theatre Dartford
22 – 27 January 2023
Millenium Forum Londonderry
Further Sister Act UK Tour dates to be announced