X Factor winner and West End star Alexandra Burke leads Ipswich Regent Sister Act cast

Craig Revel Horwood and Alexandra Burke look forward to bringing Sister Act to Ipswich. Photo: Jay B

Craig Revel Horwood and Alexandra Burke look forward to bringing Sister Act to Ipswich. Photo: Jay Brooks - Credit: Archant

West End star Alexandra Burke is starring as Deloris Van Cartier in the national tour of Sister Act.

Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. Photo: Jay Brooks

Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. Photo: Jay Brooks - Credit: Archant

The singer, currently starring as Rachel Marron in the national tour of The Bodyguard, rose to fame when she won the fifth series of The X Factor.

She said: “I’m over the moon... 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 (Revel Horwood) and his amazing creative team. I can’t wait to get started.”

Directed and choreographed by the Strictly Come Dancing judge, Curve’s new production of the musical comedy visits the Ipswich Regent from October 31-November 5.

Based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith movie, it sees a disco diva’s life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and is placed under protective custody disguised as a nun in a Convent.


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Horwood said: “I am truly thrilled Alexandra is going to be our leading lady in this all new production of Sister Act. 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.”

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