News: Lee Mead joins the cast of Sister Act, and Ruth Jones extends her run

April 24, 2024
News: Lee Mead joins the cast of Sister Act, and Ruth Jones extends her run

The producers of the award-winning production of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce that stage and screen talent Lee Mead will star as Eddie Souther from Monday 10 June 2024. Following her acclaimed return to London’s West End, Ruth Jones will now also extend her run as Mother Superior until Saturday 3 August 2024.

Also extending in their roles will be Lemar as Curtis Jackson, Alison Jiear as Sister Mary Patrick, and Carl Mullaney as Monsignor O’Hara. They join the previously announced Alexandra Burke as Deloris Van Cartier, Lesley Joseph as Sister Mary Lazarus and Lizzie Bea as Sister Mary Robert.

Ruth Jones said, “I’m having a crackin’ time playing Mother Superior and am not ready to hang up my habit just yet! It’s such a pleasure to be part of this uplifting production, and to see the joy it brings our audiences night after night. And I’m looking forward to welcoming Alexandra and Lee to the convent so that they can be part of it too!’

Lee Mead said, “I’m beyond thrilled to be taking over the role of ‘Eddie’ in this wonderful show with such a talented cast! I can remember first seeing the show back in 2009 at the Palladium and thinking how much fun it was. Summer 2024 looks like it’s going to be an exciting one!”

Lesley Joseph will take over the role of Mother Superior from Monday 5 to Saturday 31 August 2024.

The company is completed by Caroline Bateson, Natalia Brown, Damian Buhagiar, Tricia Deighton, Lori Haley Fox, Lauren Hall, Chloe Hopcroft, Tom Hopcroft, Bradley Judge, Claudia Kariuki, Graham MacDuff, Castell Parker, Emma Ralston, Anne Smith, Michael Ward and Jermaine Woods.

The production currently stars Beverley Knight as Deloris Van Cartier and Clive Rowe as Eddie Souther until Saturday 8 June 2024.