New U.K. Production of Sister Act to Play National Tour

News   New U.K. Production of Sister Act to Play National Tour
 
An all-new production of Sister Act, based on the 1992 film of the same name and originally seen in the West End in 2009 and on Broadway in 2011, is to be launched at the U.K.'s Curve in Leicester, prior to a national tour. It will begin performances at Curve July 30, where it will run through Aug. 13, prior to a national tour.

Dates have already been announced for runs in Leeds, Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Liverpool, High Wycombe, Ipswich, Dublin, Southend and Cambridge with further dates to be announced.

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, it is based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture "Sister Act" written by Jacob Howard.

The 2009 West End production was produced by Stage Entertainment, Whoopi Goldberg and Michael Reno for Sis Acts LLC, and it was subsequently brought to Broadway by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment in association with The Shubert Organization and Disney Theatrical Productions. The tour is being presented by Jamie Wilson.

In a press statement, director/choreographer Craig Revel Horwood commented, "I am truly thrilled to be directing and choreographing this all new production of Sister Act, a show I fell in love with when I saw it a few years ago. I am currently putting together a dream creative team and can't wait to get started next year on this hilarious and wonderful show."

Best known as a judge on BBC One’s "Strictly Come Dancing," Horwood is currently playing Miss Hannigan in a regional tour of Annie. Previous performing credits include Munkustrap in Cats at the New London, Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Crazy for You at the Prince Edward Theatre. He recently directed Follies at the Royal Albert Hall; other West End credits include Sunset Boulevard that transferred to the Comedy Theatre (now the Pinter) from Watermill's Newbury. He has also directed tours of Fiddler on the Roof, Chess, The Witches of Eastwick, Martin Guerre and Copacabana. For full touring dates and to book tickets, visit www.sisteractuktour.co.uk.

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