Lesley Joseph to star as Mother Superior in the UK & Ireland tour of SISTER ACT
Lesley Joseph (best known for playing ‘Dorien Green’ in “Birds of a Feather”) will play the role of ‘Mother Superior’ alongside the previously announced Brenda Edwards as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’.
They will both perform all dates on the UK and Ireland tour. They are joined by Clive Rowe who will play ‘Eddie Souther’ in Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester.
Lesley most recently appeared as ‘Frau Blucher’ in the West End production of the Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein”. Her other theatre credits include ‘Miss Hannigan’ in “Annie” at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre (1998) and also on national tour as well as the touring productions of “Calendar Girls” and “Thoroughly Modern Mille”.
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 2020
TUESDAY 21 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY
TUESDAY 11 MAY – SATURDAY 23 MAY
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
MONDAY 25 MAY – SATURDAY 30 MAY
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
TUESDAY 9 JUNE – SATURDAY 20 JUNE
MONDAY 22 JUNE – SATURDAY 4 JULY
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER
DUBLIN BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE
MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER
WALES MELLENIUM CENTRE
MONDAY 19 – SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER
IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
MONDAY 2 – SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER
STOKE, REGENT THEATRE
MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER
MONDAY 16 – SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
MONDAY 23 – SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Photo: Ollie Boito