Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have announced that Jennifer Saunders will reprise her role as Mother Superior in select performances for the UK tour of Sister Act the Musical, which also includes a range of new venues. 

Jennider Saunders in Sister Act

Source: Ollie Rosser

Jennifer Saunders is set to join the cast of Sister Act on selected dates.

The rescheduled UK and Ireland tour will now open on 7th September 2021 at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. The tour will then continue into 2022 to new and rescheduled venues in the UK and Ireland, including Dartford, Liverpool and Nottingham.

Jennifer Saunders will play Mother Superior at the following venues: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 7th - 11th September 2021, Manchester Palace Theatre from 27th September - 9th October 2021, Birmingham Hippodrome from 2nd - 13th November 2021 and Wales Millennium Centre from 22nd - 27th November 2021.

She will join the previously announced Brenda Edwards and Clive Role who will play Deloris Van Cartier and Eddie Souther at selected venues respectively.

About Jennifer Saunders

The multi award-winning actress, comedian and writer is one half of the 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. She was also the voice of the evil Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2.

More about the show

Based on the film of the same name, the musical is said to be a tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and tells the story of a diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.

Under protective custody, she is hidden in 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.

The stage show is directed by Bill Buckhurst and includes original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin and Enchanted).

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