HIT habit musical comedy Sister Act, produced by Whoopi Goldberg, is heading to the Liverpool Empire in May. The show, which played to more than a million people at the London Palladium during its West End run, stars Coronation Street’s Denise Black as Mother Superior and Brookside and The Royal favourite Michael Starke as Monsignor O’Hara.

Whoopi Goldberg said: “We were thrilled to open Sister Act in London but I’m even more excited to have the show tour the UK so even more folks experience those singing nuns.”

Denise Black is best known as siren hairdresser Denise Osbourne in Coronation Street while Liverpool-born actor Michael Starke played Thomas Sinbad Sweeney in popular soap Brookside.

Sister Act will be at the Liverpool Empire Theatre from May 22 to June 2 with performances at 7.30pm from Monday to Saturday and 2.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are £15 to £42.