Sue Cleaver joins cast of Sister Act The Musical tour

Sue Cleaver is to join the cast of Sister Act The Musical‘s UK and Ireland tour in 2024.

The Coronation Street actress will swap the Rovers for rosary beads as ‘Mother Superior’ from Thursday 14 March 2024 at the Theatre Royal Brighton.

Sue and the company will then play 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 30-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.”

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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.

Adapted from the eponymous film, Sister Act features music by Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin and Enchanted), lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, with additional material contributed by Douglas Carter Beane.

This spectacular tribute to the enduring bonds of friendship, sisterhood, and the power of music unfolds the uproarious journey of a disco sensation whose life takes a surprising turn when she becomes a witness to a crime.

Forced into protective custody, she finds an unlikely refuge in the most unexpected place – a convent! Disguised as a nun and guided by the sceptical Mother Superior, Deloris embarks on a mission that not only helps her fellow sisters find their voices but also leads her to rediscover her own.

Sister Act is brought to life under the direction of Bill Buckhurst, with choreography by Alistair David, set and costume design by Morgan Large, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall, musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, and casting by Stuart Burt.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.