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Preview: Sister Act at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Lesley Joseph Joins The Cast Of Sister Act
Sister Act
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Monday 25th – Saturday 30th May 2020

TV favourite Lesley Joseph will join the cast for the UK and Ireland tour of the smash-hit musical, Sister Act, playing Newcastle Theatre Royal Monday 25th – Saturday 30th May 2020.

Lesley Joseph will play the role of ‘Mother Superior’ and will star alongside the previously announced Brenda Edwards as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ and Clive Rowe who will play ‘Eddie Souther’.

Lesley Joseph is best known for playing ‘Dorien Green’ in the hugely successful sitcom Birds of a Feather alongside Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. They recorded over 100 episodes over a period of nine years and returned to our screens in 2014 for a further three series. Lesley most recently appeared at Newcastle Theatre Royal as ‘Frau Blucher’ in the premiere of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein ahead of its West End run for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Her other theatre credits include ‘Miss Hannigan’ in Annie at the West End’s Victoria Palace and also on national tour as well as the touring productions of Calendar Girls and Thoroughly Modern Millie

Brenda Edwards first came to the public’s attention when she became a semi-finalist in the 2005 series of ITV1’s The X Factor. Since then, she has become one of the most sought-after leading ladies in musical theatre. Her many West End and touring credits include ‘Killer Queen’ in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and original UK Tour, ‘Mama Morton’ in Chicago at The Adelphi Theatre, ‘Nettie Fowler’ in Carousel at London Coliseum, ‘Pearl Pastor’ in Carmen Jones at Royal Festival Hall, ‘Esta’ in Moby Dick at Union Theatre and  ‘Motormouth Maybelle’ in Hairspray on UK Tour . Brenda most recently starred in White Christmas in London’s West End at The Dominion Theatre and is a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.

Clive Rowe won the Olivier award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre and was also nominated for Best Supporting Performance in Carousel, also at the National Theatre. At 2009’s Oliviers, he was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre award for Mother Goose at Hackney Empire. His many West End and touring credits include Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse, the UK tour of The Wind in The Willows and Me and My Girl at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the 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. 

Tickets from £22.50 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at

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