Meet the London cast of ‘Sister Act’

Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke will share the role of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Dominion Theatre. The joyful gospel musical returns in spring 2024.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Get ready to raise your voice in the West End with Sister Act! The feel-good gospel musical follows Deloris Van Cartier, a jazz lounge singer who joins a convent as part of her witness protection programme. While at the convent, Deloris encourages her fellow sisters to speak out, share their minds, and sing to their heart’s content.

Sister Act first took West End audiences to church in 2009, and it’s set to do the same 15 years later. The 2024 Sister Act production will feature a newly-reworked script, designed with an older actress in the role of Deloris. But who will be tasked with taking on such iconic characters in Sister Act on stage?

Who is in Sister Act in London?

Find out who will join the Sister Act Saint Katherine’s Convent. There’s the Queen of British soul and a The X Factor winner in the leading role. Beverley Knight will star from 15 March to 8 June 2024. Alexandra Burke will star from 10 June to 31 August 2024. Discover more about the Sister Act West End cast in 2024.

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Beverley Knight, Deloris Van Cartier

Who better to lead the Sister Act generation than the queen of British soul music, Beverley Knight. The chart-topping singer’s hits include “Get Up!," “Not Too Late for Love,” and “Shoulda Woulda Coulda.”

She sidestepped into West End theatre nearly a decade ago, starring as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, a role made famous by Whitney Houston. Her West End credits demonstrate her vocal range: she’s starred in Memphis, Cats, and originated the role of Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl. Knight won the 2023 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance in Sylvia at the Old Vic. We’re sure Beverley Knight will be “Fabulous, Baby” in Sister Act.

Alexandra Burke, Deloris Van Cartier

Following her The X Factor win, she entered the charts with her number 1 debut single "Hallelujah." She also achieved top 10 hits with "Bad Boys," "Start Without You," and "Broken Heels." In recent years, Burke's taken on numerous theatre roles, including the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, and Roxie Hart in Chicago.

Photo credit: Sister Act cast (Photo courtesy of production)

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