See Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph on stage in Gloucestershire

While she's best known for Birds of a Feather, Lesley Joseph is taking to the stage at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham this October 2023, when she stars in Sister Act the musical.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Lesley Joseph stars as Mother Superior in Sister Act when it comes to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham this October 2023.

Television star, Lesley Joseph, is coming to Gloucestershire in 2023, as she takes to the Everyman Theatre stage in the smash hit musical Sister Act. 

Best known for her role as the iconic Dorien Green in Birds of a Feather and for being the oldest Strictly contestant ever, she gets into the habit as Mother Superior in the Olivier Award-nominated show, which is on at the Everyman in October 2023.

With original music by eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken – who wrote the songs for Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas – the show follows disco diva Deloris as her life takes an unexpected turn after witnessing a murder.

Placed in protective custody in a convent, she helps the sisters find their voices when she takes charge of the choir, in a show that's bound to get audiences singing along in their seats. 

Following in the footsteps of Maggie Smith, who played the role in the film version of Sister Act in 1992 and Jennifer Saunders who starred alongside Beverley Knight's Deloris in the musical version in 2022, theatre fans can see Lesley Joseph as Mother Superior when the show comes to Cheltenham from Monday 16 to Saturday 28 October 2023.

Joseph said: 'I think audiences will take away a reinvigorated love for live theatre after watching Sister Act. It’s a production that also says something about community, and that’s one thing that the lockdown showed us was important – caring about your neighbours, caring about your friends, and helping those in need.

'It’s an absolutely joyous musical! To see the audiences at the end, where they stand waving their arms and singing along, they rediscover the joy of theatre.'

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