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Meet the London cast of ‘Sister Act’

See Beverley Knight, Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle, and more.

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 over a decade later. However, the 2022 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 filmstars, television actresses, and the Queen of British soul in the leading role. Discover more about the Sister Act cast and book your Sister Act tickets now. Sister Act is at the Eventim Apollo.

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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. We’re sure Beverley Knight will be “Fabulous, Baby” in Sister Act.

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Jennifer Saunders, Mother Superior

Typically, we’re used to seeing the multi-award-winning comedian, Jennifer Saunders, alongside her comedy partner Dawn French. But in Sister Act, Saunders stars solo as Mother Superior.

Sister Act marks her first London musical: she’s previously appeared in Blithe Spirit at the Harold Pinter Theatre and Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by fellow comedian, Kathy Burke. But, with a performing career that’s already “absolutely fabulous,” we’re sure Saunders will keep us all entertained.

Photo credit: Keala Settle (Photo by Warren Saire)

Keala Settle, Sister Mary Patrick

2022 is the year of Keala Settle in London. The Greatest Showman and Broadway star is making her moves across London’s theatres this year. Earlier this year, she made her West End debut as the Nurse in & Juliet, and now she’ll play Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act.

Previously, she’s starred in Waitress, Les Miserables, Hands on a Hardbody and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. But now, we believe it’s divine intervention that Keala Settle will light up the London stage in Sister Act.

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Lesley Joseph, Sister Mary Lazarus

Even though Joseph’s the eldest member of the Sister Act convent, we can’t wait to see her hilarious performance as Sister Mary Lazarus. Her last West End appearance — Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein — received an Olivier award nomination. But she’s no stranger to the stage. Lesley Joseph's starred in Annie, Calendar Girls and who can forget her star television turn in Birds of a Feather. Clearly, Joseph’s already in the “habit” of West End shows, and we can't wait to see her wear the habit in this musical.

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Clive Rowe, Eddie Souther

The Olivier-winning actor, Clive Rowe, joins the Sister Act company as policeman Eddie Souther. Rowe’s a firm favourite at Christmastime, often playing the Dame in Hackney Empire pantomimes. He’s also played Jethro in The Prince of Egypt and Papa Ge in Once on this Island alongside Sharon D. Clarke.

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Lizzie Bea, Sister Mary Roberts

You may recognise Lizzie Bea from last summer’s theatre offerings. She played Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum alongside Michael Ball. Recently, Bea played Martha Dunnstock in Heathers at The Other Palace, a role she originated in London workshops.

Who else stars in Sister Act?

The full Sister Act cast includes Jeremy Secomb as Curtis Jackson, Graham McDuff as Monsignor O’Hara, Tricia Deighton as Sister Mary Theresa, Lori Haley Fox as Sister Mary Martin of Tours, Damian Buhagiar as Pablo, Tom Hopcroft as Joey, Bradley Judge as TJ, Tanya Edwards as Tina, Gabrielle Davina Smith as Michelle, Castell Parker as Clemont, Catherine Millsom, Anne Smith, Emma Ralston, Bleu Woodward, Tanisha Butterfield, Jermaine Woods, Michael Ward, Caroline Bateson, Jamie Jonathan and Marina Tavolieri.

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

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