FORMER X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is returning to the Midlands as part of an all new production of Sister Act.

Now a West End star, Alexandra will play ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the comedy musical’s national tour, based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith.

The show, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, will be rolling into the region on September 12 for its run at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre until September 17.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge said: “I am truly thrilled that Alexandra is going to be our leading lady in this all new production of Sister Act.

“Alexandra is such a fantastic singer and actress, that I know she is going to be amazing. I couldn’t think of anyone better to play the role of the smart and funny Deloris.”

Originally rising to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor, Alexandra’s debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK – a first for a British female soloist.

She has since been seen starring as ‘Rachel Marron’ in the national tour of The Bodyguard, a part she also played in the West End.

Alexandra 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!”

Featuring the original music by the eight-time Oscar and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.

Tickets are available to buy now by visiting, or calling the box office on 0844 871 3011.