It has been announced that a brand new production of Sister Act will be touring the UK from spring 2020 and run in London.
Based on the feature film - the show will be produced by original cast member Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Wilson.
The tour will open in Leicester on 21 April 2020 and visit some of the UK's biggest cities. Details for a London season are to be announced.
Speaking about the rework of the show, Wilson said: "I am thrilled to be collaborating again with Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Douglas Carter Beane and Whoopi Goldberg to create a new version of Sister Act, in particular reworking the part of Deloris for an older actor and I'm so pleased that the hugely talented Brenda Edwards will launch this production for us."
Goldberg added: "Deloris is a big fun character with lots of personality! Brenda auditioned for this show when it first happened in the UK and didn't get the part because she was too old, so we've rectified that! Previous versions have had Deloris as a 23-year-old – but there are different stakes when you're older. You can be much more irreverent when you're older than you can be when you're in your twenties and thirties. Time makes you funnier!"
UK Tour Dates:
Tue 21 Apr - Sat 2 May
LEICESTER Curve Theatre
Tue 12 - Sat 23 May
LEEDS Grand Theatre
Mon 25 - Sat 30 May
NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
Tue 9 - Sat 20 Jun
Mon 22 Jun - Sat 4 Jul
MANCHESTER Opera House
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON AND TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SOON