Sally Dexter Mother Superior in Sister Act from 1 Sep

Sally Dexter will take over the role of 'Mother Superior' in Sister Act The Musical from 1 Sep 2010 at the London Palladium.

Dexter follows Whoopi Goldberg, who is playing the role for limited run to 31 Aug, and Sheila Hancock, who created the role of Mother Superior when the show opened in May 2009.

Sally Dexter's London stage credits include: "Bad Girls The Musical" at the Garrick in 2007; "Billy Elliot" at the Victoria Palace in 2006; "Theatre of Blood" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2005; "The Old Masters" at the Comedy in 2004; "Macbeth" at the Queens in 1999; "Closer" at the National Theatre in 1997

The show features Patina Miller in the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier, recording artist Simon Webbe as Curtis Shank and Dads Army star Ian Lavender as Monsignor.

Sister Act The Musical opened at the London Palladium on 2 June 2009, following previews from 7 May, and will close on 30 Oct 2010.

Based on the 1992 film, the stage musical has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner.

It is directed by Peter Schneider, designed by Klara Zieglerova, choreography by Anthony Van Laast, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Mick Potter, Musical Director Nick Skilbeck.

It is produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun she quickly finds fans amongst her fellow ‘sisters’ but makes the wrong impression on the convent’s strict Mother Superior. When she turns her attention to the convent’s off-key choir, helping the nuns to find their true voices and breathing new life into the rundown neighbourhood, her cover could be blown for good. With the gang giving chase, is time running out for Deloris? Or have they underestimated the power of her new found Sisterhood?

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