Joining the previously announced Alexandra Burke as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ will be Joanna Francis as ‘Michelle’, Joe Vetch as ‘Eddie’, Karen Mann as ‘Mother Superior’ and Liz Kitchen as ‘Sister Mary Lazarus’. Alexandra Burke will perform the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ at all evening performances. At the matinee performances, the role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ will be played by Joanna Francis.
Aaron Lee Lambert will play ‘Curtis’, Sarah Goggin ‘Sister Mary Robert’, Susannah Van Den Berg ‘Sister Mary Patrick’, Allison Harding ‘Sister Mary Theresa’, Ricky Rojas ‘Pablo’, Samuel Morgan-Grahame as ‘Joey’ and Sandy Grigelis as ‘TJ’. The company also includes Nicola Bryan, Lewis Cochrane, Jennifer Douglas, Aiesha Pease, Sally Peerless and Justin Wilman.
Alexandra Burke recently starred as ‘Rachel Marron’ in the national tour of The Bodyguard, a part she also played in the West End. She originally rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Burke’s first album, Overcome saw the release of her subsequent number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You. In 2011 she embarked on her first solo tour and was invited by Beyoncé to support her I Am... Tour. Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012.
Joanna Francis has recently finished performing in the West End production of The Lion King. Her other credits include Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall, The Harder They Come at the Barbican and Stratford East and as ‘Sybil’ in The Big Life at the Apollo Theatre.
Joe Vetch’s West End credits include A Little Night Music at the Palace Theatre and Dusty at the Charing Cross Theatre. His touring credits include Saturday Night Fever and The Threepenny Opera.
Karen Mann’s extensive theatre credits include ‘Golde’ opposite Paul Michael Glaser in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof, the national tour of I Dreamed A Dream – the Susan Boyle Story and Copacabana, Martin Guerre and Spend, Spend, Spend, all at the Watermill Theatre. She most recently appeared in The Witches, both at Curve, Leicester and on tour.
Liz Kitchen most recently played ‘Yente’ in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof. As a musician and musical director her credits include Blood Brothers in the West End, Sweeney Todd at the Liverpool Playhouse and A Winter’s Tale at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a 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.