BRENDA Edwards will play the lead role in the latest version of hit musical Sister Act when it comes to Leeds grand on May 12-23 next year.

Edwards first came to the public’s attention when she was a semi-finalist in the 2005 series of ITV1’s The X Factor.

Since then she has become a most sought-after leading lady in musical theatre as well as being a regular panellist on ITV1’s Loose Women.

She has clocked up West End and touring credits include Killer Queen in We Will Rock You, Mama Morton in Chicago, Nettie Fowler in Carousel and most recently Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray.

Whoopi Goldberg, star of the original film version and producer of the stage version, said the screen creation Deloris is a big fun character with lots of personality.

Based on the iconic movie, Sister Act is described as a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

It tells the comic story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found - a convent!

Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

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