Hit film Sister Act takes to stage

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YOU’VE seen the film, now watch it on stage when Sister Act’s first ever national tour hits Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from March 20-31.

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment are delighted to announce full details and casting for the show’s first ever UK and Ireland tour.

Sister Act, which played to over a million people at the London Palladium during its West End run and is currently a huge hit on Broadway, will star Coronation Street’s Denise Black as Mother Superior, and Brookside and The Royal favourite Michael Starke as Monsignor O’Hara, with rising new star Cynthia Erivo as nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier.

Whoopi Goldberg said: “We were thrilled to open Sister Act in London but I’m even more excited to have the show tour the UK so even more folks experience those singing nuns.

“It’s a great show for everyone, your kids, your granny, even the neighbour next door who you might not like so much! I promise, you’ll have a great night in the theatre. Look out Great Britain and Ireland – the Sisters are coming!”

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found - a convent.

Disguised as a nun, she quickly finds fans among her fellow ‘sisters’ but makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict Mother Superior.

When she turns her attention to the convent’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the rundown neighbourhood, her cover could be blown for good.

With the gang giving chase, is time running out for Deloris? Or have they underestimated the power of her new found Sisterhood?

Denise Black is probably best known as siren hairdresser Denise Osbourne in Coronation Street. Other television credits include Bad Girls, Robin Hood, Doc Martin, Small Island, Sensitive Skin, Dalziel and Pascoe and New Tricks.

Liverpool-born actor Michael Starke is best known for his role as Sinbad in popular soap Brookside, which he played for 16 years. He was also a series regular playing Kenneth Hopkirk in Sunday night ITV1 drama The Royal.

Sister Act features a score by Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar winner and the man behind many of the world famous songs from Disney’s movies.

Tickets to see Sister Act at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal cost £19-£42.50 and are available from the box office on 0115 9895555.