Curve Theatre in Leicester is set to open the new national tour of hit musical comedy Sister Act in July 2016

Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, with musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis, Sister Act will open at the Curve Theatre in Leicester on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Sister Act is scheduled to open at the Curve Theatre in Leicester on July 30, 2016

Sister Act is scheduled to open at the Curve Theatre in Leicester on July 30, 2016

Producer Jamie Wilson said: “I am delighted to be presenting this all new production of Sister Act at both Curve, Leicester and on tour.

I couldn’t think of a better theatre to be producing this show with and am thrilled Nikolai Foster and his team will be welcoming those singing nuns next summer.”

Sister Act is based on the hit 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, and tells the comedic story of Deloris Van Cartier.

After witnessing a murder, Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she is placed in protective custody. Disguised as a nun in a Convent, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices and unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Sister Act features an original music score by Oscar and Tony Award-winning Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater. Tickets are currently on sale. Casting is yet to be announced. For more information visit www.sisteractthemusical.com