Former Blue star Simon Webbe is to make his West End debut in Sister Act. Webbe will play Curtis Shank, the bad-boy lover of heroine Deloris Van Cartier, when he joins the cast on 31 May.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found- a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an up tight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon the gang are giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her new found Sisterhood.
Based on the smash-hit film, Sister Act features a brand new score by 8 time Oscar winner Alan Menken, whose credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and most recently, the hit film Enchanted.