WHOOPI Goldberg is behind the production team for the latest version of Sister Act the Musical.

A hit musical on both sides of the Atlantic, this new production will star Brenda Edwards in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.

Brenda first came to the public’s attention when she became a semi-finalist in the 2005 series of ITV1’s The X Factor. Since then, she has made a name for herself in musical theatre. The show is coming to Manchester Opera House from June 22 to July 4.

Whoopi Goldberg said “Deloris is a big fun character with lots of personality. Brenda auditioned for this show when it first happened in the UK and didn’t get the part because she was too old, so we’ve rectified that!

"Previous versions have had Deloris as a 23-year-old – but there are different stakes when you’re older.

"You can be much more irreverent when you’re older than you can be when you’re in your 20s and 30s.

"Time makes you funnier. I really am so thrilled Sister Act is coming back to the UK in 2020 with this new version.”

For tickets visit atgtickets.com/manchester