Sister Act heads to Bristol
PUBLISHED: 09:44 07 July 2011
A SHOW based on one of the world's most popular films will take to the stage in Bristol next year.
Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced the hit musical comedy Sister Act will visit The Bristol Hippodrome from January 11-22.
The show, which played to more than one million people at the London Palladium during its West End run, and is currently a huge hit on Broadway, will star Coronation Street’s Denise Black as Mother Superior and Brookside and The Royal favourite Michael Starke as Monsignor O’Hara, with rising new star Cynthia Erivo as nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier.
The cast also includes Julie Atherton as Sister Mary Robert, Edward Baruwa as Eddie Souther, Cavin Cornwall as Curtis Jackson, Gavin Alex as Pablo, Jacqueline Clarke as Sister Mary Lazarus, Tyrone Huntley as TJ and Laurie Scarth as Sister Mary Patrick.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she will not be found - a convent.
Disguised as a nun she quickly finds fans amongst her fellow ‘sisters,’ but makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict Mother Superior.
When she turns her attention to the convent’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the rundown neighbourhood, her cover could be blown for good.
With the gang giving chase, is time running out for Deloris? Or have they underestimated the power of her new found sisterhood?
Sister Act features a score by Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar winner and the genius behind many of the world famous songs from Disney movies, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted, with lyrics from his long-time collaborator, Glenn Slater.
Whoopi Goldberg is among the most well-known performers around the world.
She shot to international fame with her Oscar-nominated performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, before embarking on a prolific Hollywood career with films such as Ghost, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Soapdish, The Lion King, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and, of course, Sister Act and its sequel.
She has had success in virtually every area of entertainment, from film and television, to stage and recording, to radio host and best-selling author.
Tickets, priced £18.50 - £48.50, are available www.sisteractthemusical.com