Film, TV & Stage

Alexandra Burke to take on Whoopi Goldberg’s iconic role in Sister Act tour

ICONIC ROLE: Alexandra Burke has landed the part of Deloris Van cartier in the Sister Act tour

ICONIC ROLE: Alexandra Burke has landed the part of Deloris Van Cartier in the Sister Act tour

UK SINGER Alexandra Burke will star as Deloris Van Cartier in the national tour of Sister Act.

Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, the new production will open at the Curve Leicester on July 30 2016.

Alexandra, who won The X Factor in 2008 under the mentorship of Cheryl Fernandez Versini, said: “I’m over the moon to be given the opportunity to play the wonderful Deloris in Sister Act. 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 and his amazing creative team. I can’t wait to get started!”

The 27-year-old can currently be seen starring as Rachel Marron in the national tour of The Bodyguard, a role the X Factor winner previously played in the West End.

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