Jennifer Saunders will return to the role of Sister Act’s Mother Superior for a string of shows at Manchester’s Palace theatre next autumn following a run of summer performances at The Eventim Apollo in London. Due to take place from Monday 27 September to Saturday 9 October, the show’s Manchester-leg will see Saunders star alongside Brenda Edwards, who inherits the role of disco-singer-in-danger Deloris from Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg who starred in the popular 1992 movie of the same name.

This new musical stage adaptation follows Deloris who, after witnessing a murder, takes refuge in a convent. Under the watchful gaze of the strict Mother Superior, Deloris finds unlikely purpose in reinvigorating the choir with her more soulful approach. Throughout this story of friendship, sisterhood and the power of music, she unexpectedly rediscovers her own voice.

Saunders – a multi-award-winning actress, comedian and writer – will be making her musical theatre debut with this high-energy show. Joining her on stage will be established leading lady Brenda Edwards as Deloris van Cartier and Olivier award winner Clive Rowe as Lt. Eddie Souther. The show is directed by Bill Bruckhurst, features the music of Alan Menken, and is produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. To book your tickets, follow the link below.

Mon 27 Sep - Sat 9 Oct, Palace Theatre,
97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT
, Tel: 0333 009 6690, From £13
Jessica Cooper
Published on:
Wed 9 Dec 2020