The actress will join the production when it heads to the Theatre Royal Brighton from the 14th March 2024.
The producers of the 2023 Olivier Award nominated production have announced today that Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver will star as Mother Superior in Sister Act the Musical, joining the production in Brighton in March 2024. She will also star in the role in venues in Manchester Palace Theatre, Cork Opera House, Grand Opera House Belfast, Kings Theatre Glasgow, Grand Opera House York and the Birmingham Hippodrome. Further casting for the role will be announced in due course.
Sue Cleaver said, ‘‘I’m thrilled to be stepping into the habit and joining the incredible company of Sister Act on tour. It’s been over thirty-years since I’ve been on stage, but theatre has always been my first love. A chance to take on a role like this feels like heaven.” As well as playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street, her credits also include: City Central, Dinnerladies, This is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, Peak Practice, Casualty, Band of Gold and A Touch of Frost.
The cast also includes Landi Oshinowo as Deloris Van Cartier, Alfie Parker as Eddie Souther and Ian Gareth-Jones as Curtis Jackson, alongside Isabel Canning, Julie Stark, Phillip Arran, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Callum Martin, Esme Laudat, Amber Kennedy, Joseph Connor, Ceris Hine, Eloise Runnette, and Sheri Lineham. Additional casting to be announced.
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 features direction by Bill Buckhurst, choreography by Alistair David, Set and Costume Design by Morgan Large, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design by Tom Marshall and Musical Supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting is by Stuart Burt. The musical has original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted), lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Bean.
To find out more about the tour visit: https://www.sisteractthemusical.co.uk/uk-tour/