Tour dates and venues for Sister Act tour with Jennifer Saunders in role as Mother Superior

Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have  announce Jennifer Saunders will reprise her role as Mother Superior when Sister Act hits the road for a UK tour later this year.

Thursday, 14th January 2021, 11:43 am
Updated Thursday, 14th January 2021, 11:44 am
Jennifer Saunders will play Mother Superior in Sister Act

Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph will play the role at certain venues.

Brenda Edwards and Clive Rowe will play Deloris Van Cartier and Eddie Souther.

The tour follows the run in London at The Eventim Apollo which stars Jennifer Saunders and Whoopi Goldberg which will open on Tuesday July 20 and run until Sunday August 29.

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

Jennifer Saunders is a multi-award winning actress, comedian and writer.

She is one half of the successful comedy duo French and Saunders and also wrote and starred in five series, three specials and a feature film of her hit comedy Absolutely Fabulous.

Her many other TV credits include writing and starring in Jam and Jerusalem and guest starring in Friends and Roseanne.

Film credits include the voice of the evil Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2.

On stage she has appeared in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre and Blithe Spirit at Bath Theatre Royal and Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. Sister Act the musical will mark Jennifer’s musical theatre debut.

Tour dates for 2021

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: Tuesday September 7 to Saturday September 11

Cast: Jennifer Saunders / Brenda Edwards / Clive Rowe

Curve, Leicester, Monday September 13 to Saturday September 25

Cast Brenda Edwards / Lesley Joseph / Clive Rowe

Palace Theatre, Manchester: Monday September 27 to Saturday October 9

Cast: Jennifer Saunders / Brenda Edwards / Clive Rowe

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield: Tuesday October 12 to Saturday October 23

Cast: Brenda Edwards / Lesley Joseph / Clive Rowe

Theatre Royal, Newcastle: Monday October 25 to Saturday October 30

Cast: Brenda Edwards

The Hippodrome, Birmingham: Tuesday November 2 to Saturday November 13

Cast: Jennifer Saunders / Brenda Edwards

Wales Millennium, Cardiff: Monday November 22 to Saturday November 27

Cast: Jennifer Saunders / Brenda Edwards

Tour dates for 2022

Orchard Theatre, Dartford: Monday January 10 to Saturday January 15

Cast: Brenda Edwards / Lesley Joseph

Millennium Forum, Londonderry: Monday February 7 to Saturday February 12

Cast: Brenda Edwards / Lesley Joseph / Clive Rowe

Theatre Royal, Nottingham: Monday March 28 to Saturday April 2

Cast: Brenda Edwards / Lesley Joseph / Clive Rowe

The Empire, Liverpool: Monday April 11 to Saturday April 16

Cast: Brenda Edwards / Clive Rowe

The Hippodrome, Bristol: Monday April 18 to Saturday April 30

Cast: Brenda Edwards / Clive Rowe

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin: Tuesday May 10 to Saturday May 22

Cast: to be confirmed.

Tickets are on sale now from individual venues.