CELEBRATED comedian Jennifer Saunders will lead the cast of Sister Act the Musical when it returns to Southampton next year.
She will reprise the role of Mother Superior at Mayflower Theatre from September 7 to 11.
Jennifer joins Brenda Edwards as Deloris Van Cartier and Clive Rowe as Eddie Souther.
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.
Sister Act is produced by Whoopi Goldberg who starred in the hit film version.
Jennifer Saunders is a multi award-winning actress, comedian and writer. She is one half of the successful 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.
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 We will Rock You and Chicago.
Clive Rowe won the Olivier award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Guys and Dolls in the West End.
Tickets for the show are on sale at mayflower.org.uk or 023 8071 1811.