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   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS

 
SISTER ACT
at the London Palladium

IN THE HABIT
By JOHN NATHAN
Published February 2 2009


American actress Patina Miller is to make her West End debut in the lead role of Deloris for the London production of Sister Act.

The musical comedy, which is based on the 1992 movie of the same name, begins performances at the London Palladium on May 7, officially opening on June 2.

The show's lead producer is Whoopi Goldberg who starred in the movie. The stage version made its world premier in 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse before transferring to Atlanta for a five-week run.

It features a 1970s R&B score by eight-times Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by Menken's long-time collaborator Glenn Slater.

Miller's previous credits include the 2008 New York production of Hair. In London she will be joined by Olivier award-winner Sheila Hancock who will play Mother Superior and Ian Lavender as Monsignor Howard.

In a statement Goldberg said "I am proud to announce that we've finally found an amazing girl to play Deloris. It wasn't easy, but we did it. And boy, can she sing (unlike some people we know &ndash me!). And in order to match her, we went for the best and we got the brilliant - Sheila Hancock is our Mother Superior, a legend and not just in my mind. I think together they will reinvent Sister Act and bring it to a whole new level. Can you tell I'm excited?&rdquo

For more information on Sister Act call (0)844 412 2704 or visit www.sisteractthemusical .com

 


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