Rewritten Sister Act for Manchester

Published: 21 July 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Whoopi Goldberg and Brenda Edwards Credit: Matthew Murphy

Sister Act returns to the Opera House Manchester from June 22 to July 4, 2020 and will star Brenda Edwards in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.

Co-producer Whoopi Goldberg explains: “Deloris is a big fun character with lots of personality. Brenda auditioned for this show when it first happened in the UK and didn’t get the part because she was too old, so we’ve rectified that.

"Previous versions have had Deloris as a 23-year-old—but there are different stakes when you’re older. You can be much more irreverent when you’re older. Time makes you funnier.”