Jennifer Saunders to reprise role of ‘Mother Superior’ on the UK tour of ‘Sister Act’

Jennifer Saunders will reprise her role as ‘Mother Superior’ in select performances for the UK tour of ‘Sister Act the Musical’.

The rescheduled UK and Ireland tour will now open on 7 September 2021 at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, the tour will then continue into 2022 to new and rescheduled venues in the UK and Ireland.

The tour follows the run in London at The Eventim Apollo which stars Jennifer Saunders and Whoopi Goldberg which will open on 20 July 2021 and run until 29 August 2021.

Jennifer will play ‘Mother Superior’ at the following venues, Mayflower Theatre Southampton from 7-11 September 2021, Manchester Palace Theatre from 27 Sep – 9 October 2021, Birmingham Hippodrome from 2 – 13 November 2021 and Wales Millennium Centre from 22 – 27 November 2021.

‘Mother Superior’ will be played by Lesley Joseph in the following venues, Leicester Curve from 13 – 25 September 2021, Dartford Orchard Theatre from 10 – 15 January 2022, Millennium Forum in Derry from 7 – 12 February 2022, and Nottingham Theatre Royal from 28 March – 2 April 2022.

The previously announced Brenda Edwards and Clive Role will play ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ and ‘Eddie Souther’ at selected venues.

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.