Sister Act for Edinburgh

April 11, 2016 | By | Reply More

Arrives April 2017, staring Alexandra Burke

The Curve Leicester production of Sister Act, staring Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier, has been confirmed for a fortnight at the Playhouse in April 2017.

Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis, the tour opens in Leicester this July.

Alexandra Burke is to star as Deloris Van Cartier

Alexandra Burke is to star as Deloris Van Cartier

Burke, who won the fifth series of X Factor, was recently see in Edinburgh staring in The Bodyguard as the diva and super-singing sensation Rachel Marron (Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Rocks it).

Sister Act is based on the film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Burke will play disco diva Deloris Van Cartier – who witnesses a murder and is taken into protective custody.

The twist is that the only safe house that can be found is a convent. There, disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps the sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Although Revel Horwood is best known as a judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, he has a string of directing and choreographing credits of big musical theatre shows under his belt, most recently Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End.

The show is a favourite of the amateur musicals scene. It was staged in February 2015 by The Bohemians (Æ Review: ★★★★☆ Heavenly heights). And will be peformed by Encore at the Brunton Musselburgh this May (Weds 11 – Sat 14).

Public sale

Sister Act will play the Edinburgh Playhouse from Monday 3 to Saturday 15 April 2017. Tickets went on sale to Playhouse Priority members today, Monday, and will go on general public sale this Thursday, 14 April 2016.

Burke will not be playing the role of Deloris in any matinee performances of the tour. It will be staged Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with  matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Sister Act UK Tour website: http://www.sisteractuktour.co.uk/
Facebook page: Sister-Act-UK-Tour-1604423336513646
Twitter: @SisterActUKTour

Listing

Sister Act
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Monday 3 – Saturday 15 April 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday matinees (Alexandra Burke’s understudy will be performing) 2.30pm
Tickets and information from: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/sister-act/edinburgh-playhouse/

Sister Act on tour:
30 Jul – 13 Aug Leicester
Curve
0116 242 3595 Book online
22 – 27 Aug Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
29 Aug – 3 Sept Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
5 – 10 Sept Sunderland
Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
12 – 17 Sept Birmingham
Alexandra
0844 871 3011 Book online
19 – 24 Sept Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
26 Sept – 1 Oct Milton Keynes
Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
4 – 8 Oct Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
10 – 15 Oct Liverpool
Empire
0844 871 3017 Book online
17 – 22 Oct High Wycombe
Swan
01494 512 000 Book online
24 – 29 Oct Truro
Hall for Cornwall
01872 262466 Book online
31 Oct – 5 Nov Ipswich
Regent
01473 433100 Book online
7 – 12 Nov Belfast
Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919 Book online
14 – 19 Nov Dublin
Bord Gais
+353 (1) 677 7999 Book online
21 – 26 Nov Southend
Cliffs
01702 351135 Book online
28 Nov – Sat 3 Dec London
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
5 – 10 Dec Great Malvern
Theatre
01684 892 277 Book online
12 – 17 Dec Cambridge
Corn Exchange
01223 357 851 Book online
Sister Act on tour 2017
2 – 7 Jan 2017 Dartford
Orchard
01322 220000 Book online
23 – 28 Jan 2017 Swansea
Grand
01792 475715 Book online
30 Jan – 11 Feb 2017 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
13 – 18 Feb Carlisle
Sands Centre
01228 633 766 Book online
20 – 25 Feb 2017 Bradford
Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000 Book online
20 – 25 March 2017 Woking
New Victoria
0844 871 7645 Book online
3 – 15 April 2017 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
17 – 29 Apr 2017 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
8 – 13 May 2017 Stoke-on-Trent
Regent Theatre
0844 871 7649 Book online
15 – 20 May 2017 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
6 – 17 Jun 2017 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
19 – 24 Jun 2017 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online
26 Jun – 1 Jul 2017 Canterbury
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 Book online

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