Alexandra Burke is to star in the national tour of musical comedy Sister Act.

Alexandra Burke is to star as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in a new UK tour production of hit musical comedy Sister Act.  Based on the hit film starring Whoopie Goldberg and Maggie Smith, the production will be directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis.

Burke, who is currently starring in the national tour of Bodyguard said “I’m over the moon to be given the opportunity to play the wonderful Deloris in Sister Act. It’s such an iconic role and a part I’ve always wanted to play. I love touring the UK and I’m thrilled to be working with Craig and his amazing creative team. I can’t wait to get started!”

Craig said “I am truly thrilled that Alexandra is going to be our leading lady in this all new production of Sister Act at Curve. Alexandra is such a fantastic singer and actress that I know she is going to be amazing. I couldn’t think of anyone better to play the role of the smart and funny Deloris’

Sister Act will open at Leicester Curve from 30 July 2016 until 13 August 2016. The tour will include dates in Leeds, Manchester, Sunderland, Birmingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Liverpool, High Wycomb, Cornwall, Ipswich, Dublin, Belfast and Southend.