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Sister Act Starring Alexandra Burke - UK Theatre Tour

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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
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UK Tour Of Nun On the Run Comedy Musical
Pop star Alexandra Burke takes on the huge role of nun-on-the-run Deloris Van Cartier in a new national theatre tour of hit musical comedy Sister Act.

Sister Act, Alexandra Burke, UK Tour, musical, Craig Revel Horwood
Alexandra Burke takes on the lead role in a UK tour of Sister Act


Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, the musical stops off in cities including Birmingham, Malvern, Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Sunderland, Leicester, Belfast and Bristol from July.

Based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role along with Maggie Smith as a Mother Superior, Sister Act follows showgirl Deloris Van Cartier who witnesses a murder and hides out in protective custody at a convent.

Disguised as a nun and under the close watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters in the choir find their voices.

Alexandra Burke, who has been touring in the lead role of Rachel in a UK tour of The Bodyguard, said: "I'm over the moon to be given the opportunity to play the wonderful Deloris in Sister Act.

Sister Act, Alexandra Burke, UK Tour, musical, Craig Revel Horwood
Alexandra Burke, pictured here starring in the lead role of The Bodyguard, which she recently toured with.


Burke added: "It's such an iconic role and a part I've always wanted to play. I love touring the UK and I'm thrilled to be working with Craig Revel Horwood and his amazing creative team."

The singer originally rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor and went on to become a pop star supporting Beyonce in concert. Her debut number one single, Hallelujah, sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist, and she went on to release singles Bad Boys and Start Without You.

This all new production of Sister Act features original music by the eight-time Oscar and Tony award-winner Alan Menken, who has created for the stage version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast as well as for films Tangled and Enchanted.

Sister Act, Alexandra Burke, UK Tour, musical, Craig Revel Horwood
Craig Revel Horwood uses a break from Strictly Come Dancing to help bring Sister Act to stage


There's also another Tony award winner behind the scenes in the shape of Sarah Travis, who is responsible for musical supervision and arrangements for the show.

Craig Revel Horwood said: "I am truly thrilled that Alexandra is going to be our leading lady in this all new production of Sister Act. Alexandra is such a fantastic singer and actress that I know she is going to be amazing. I couldn't think of anyone better to play the role of the smart and funny Deloris."

Alexandra Burke will not be performing in any of the matinee performances on the tour.

Sister Act, Alexandra Burke, UK Tour, musical, Craig Revel Horwood
Sister Act goes on a UK tour starring Alexandra Burke



Sister Act UK Tour

Ticket prices start at around £25.

SATURDAY 30 JULY – SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2016
CURVE, LEICESTER
www.curveonline.co.uk

MONDAY 22 AUGUST – SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2016
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

MONDAY 29 AUGUST – SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
MANCHESTER PALACE
www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester

MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE
www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2016
BIRMINGHAM NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
Box Office: 0844 871 3011

MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016
BRISTOL HIPPODROME
www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016
MILTON KEYNES
www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre

TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER 2016
GLASGOW KING'S THEATRE
www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER
HIGH WYCOMBE SWAN
www.wycombeswan.co.uk

MONDAY 24 - SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016
TRURO HALL FOR CORNWALL
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
www.ipswichregent.com

MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE
www.goh.co.uk

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2016
DUBLIN BORD GAIS
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
www.southendtheatres.org.uk

MONDAY 5 DECEMBER - 10 DECEMBER
MALVERN THEATRES
www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/events/event/sister-act/
01684 892 277

MONDAY 12 DECEMBER - 17 DECEMBER
CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex/events/sister-act
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Why? Fun With A Nun On The Run
When: Touring from July 2016
Phone: Various - see tour list
Where: UK Tour - various including Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Cost: From £25
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