FIRST EVER NATIONAL TOUR OF HIT WEST END & BROADWAY MUSICAL
OPENS IN MANCHESTER IN SEPTEMBER 2011
STARRING DENISE BLACK AND MICHAEL STARKE
& INTRODUCING CYNTHIA ERIVO AS DELORIS
Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment are delighted to announce full details and casting for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, which opens at
the Manchester Opera House on Tuesday 4 October, with previews from Thursday 29 September.
The show, which played to over a million people at the London Palladium during its West End run
and is currently a huge hit on Broadway, will star Coronation Street’s Denise Black as Mother Superior, and Brookside and The Royal favourite Michael Starke as Monsignor Howard, with rising new star Cynthia Erivo as nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier.
Denise Black is probably best known as siren hairdresser Denise Osbourne in Coronation Street. Other television credits include Denny’s mad, bad mum in Bad Girls, Hazel in Queer as Folk, as well as Robin Hood, Doc Martin, Small Island, Sensitive Skin, Dalziel and Pascoe, New Tricks, No Angels, Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Vice. On stage she has worked at every major producing theatre in the UK in such diverse work as Checkov, Wesker and Albee to Ayckbourn, Shaw and Lorca. She recently toured the country in Grumpy Old Women Live! and won the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Roots at the Royal Exchange. Denise is also the lead singer of the folk-rock band The Loose Screw, who gig extensively around the UK and recently sold out a week-long engagement at Pizza on the Park
SO THAT'S MY WORK CUT OUT FOR THE FORESEEABLE! LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. MEANWHILE I'LL WORK ON THIS PAGE, ADDING MORE TIT BITZ ABOUT MY LONG AND VARIED ACTING CAREER ON THE ROAD TO DAMEHOOD. UNTIL THEN, HERE'S A FEW CLIPS TO ENTERTAIN YOU ON MY SHOWREEL ABOVE.