Updated: Mar 11
Based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a 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. Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier. © Photo by Tristram Kenton
Sister Act Starring Alexandra Burke
This all-new production of SISTER ACT is directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony Award-Winner Sarah Travis. Set and costume design is by Matthew Wright, with lighting design by Richard G Jones and sound design by Richard Brooker.
Craig Revel Horwood is probably best known as a judge on BBC One’s “Strictly Come Dancing”. As a director and choreographer, his many credits include the recent all-star concert of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” at the Royal Albert Hall, “Sunset Boulevard” at the Comedy theatre in the West End, the national tours of “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Spend Spend Spend” and “Chess” (also Toronto) and “The Witches of Eastwick”, “Martin Guerre” and “Copacabana”, all at the Watermill Theatre. Craig also wrote and directed a brand new show, “Strictly Confidential” that toured the UK starring familiar faces from Strictly Come Dancing as well as the annual arena tours of “Strictly Come Dancing”. As a performer, his West End Theatre credits include: 'Munkustrap' in “Cats” at the New London Theatre, “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and ‘Harry’ in “Crazy for You” at the Prince Edward Theatre. Craig most recently starred as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in the national tour of “Annie”.
SISTER ACT features original music by the 8-time Oscar and Tony Award winner Alan Menken. Alan’s credits include the films and stage musicals of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Little Mermaid” and “Newsies” as well as “Tangled”, “Enchanted”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Pocahontas” and “Hercules” on film. His other credits include the film and stage production of “Little Shop of Horrors”.
SISTER ACT has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Jacob Howard.
SISTER ACT. Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier and Ensemble. © Photo by Tristram Kenton
I was blown away in Edinburgh last night at this all-new Sister Act. It was full of power, passion, and positively entertaining! One not to be missed!
"It's a miracle! Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood - yes, him - has turned the Whoopi Goldberg movie into a heavenly hit show" - Daily Mail
"Alexandra Burke proves the perfect raunchy soul diva" - The Telegraph
SISTER ACT UK TOUR 2016/17
ALEXANDRA BURKE WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AS ‘DELORIS VAN CARTIER’ AT ANY MATINEE PERFORMANCES
SISTER ACT TOUR LISTINGS
MONDAY 3 APRIL – SATURDAY 15 APRIL 2017
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE - ww.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse/
MONDAY 17 APRIL – SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017
CARDIFF WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE - www.wmc.org.uk
MONDAY 8 MAY –SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017
STOKE REGENT THEATRE - www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre/
MONDAY 15 MAY – SATURDAY 20 MAY 2017
OXFORD NEW THEATRE - www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford/
TUESDAY 6 JUNE – SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017
SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE – www.mayflower.org.uk
MONDAY 19 JUNE – SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL - www.theatreroyal.co.uk/
MONDAY 26 JUNE – SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017
CANTERBURY THE MARLOWE THEATRE - www.marlowetheatre.com/
MONDAY 3 JULY – SATURDAY 15 JULY 2017
PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL - www.theatreroyal.com/