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Sister Act review – Beverley Knight and Jennifer Saunders bring the laughs as rebel nuns

The plot of the 1992 comedy Sister Act – a smash for Whoopi Goldberg after Bette Midler turned it down – could be scratched on a sacramental wafer. Having witnessed a murder, the brassy, small-time singer Deloris Van Cartier hides out in a convent where she transforms the nuns’ lives with music. Over-extended for the stage, the show contains few of the miracles required to feed the multitudes, though pluses include the colourful late-1970s, south Philadelphia setting and a cast headed by a full-throated, comically twitchy Beverley Knight (stepping in for Goldberg, who was set to reprise her screen role before the pandemic struck).
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Beverley Knight: ‘Who do I despise? I can’t tell you how much what Priti Patel has done grieves me’

Born in Wolverhampton, Beverley Knight, 49, had her first UK Top 10 hit with the album Who I Am, which was nominated for the 2002 Mercury prize. In 2013, she made her West End debut starring in The Bodyguard, and has since been Olivier nominated twice. From 19 July to 28 August, she will be appearing in Sister Act: the Musical at Eventim Apollo, London. She is married and lives in London.
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Broadway’s Felicia Boswell To Make Her West End Debut, Taking Over From Beverley Knight In Hit Musical ’The Drifters Girl’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Broadway’s Felicia Boswell (Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert) will be making her West End debut this July when she takes over from Beverley Knight (Bodyguard Musical), the chart-topping Queen of British Soul, in the enormously enjoyable hit show The Drifters Girl, which has been running at The Garrick Theatre since last November. Knight departs The Drifters Girl on July 2 and Boswell joins the production three days later on July 5 to portray Faye Treadwell, the pioneering manager who took over control of the legendary soul quartet after the death of the group’s manager, her...
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Evening Star

Beverley Knight wants more movie roles

Beverley Knight wants more movie roles. The 48-year-old star had a “fantastic” time making her film debut in the remake of ‘Cinderella’ – which starred Camila Cabello in the lead role – and she’s excited to build on the project and embrace further opportunities to be on the big screen.
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Beverley Knight scolds ‘rat-arsed’ theatregoers at London musical

The soul singer Beverley Knight has lambasted raucous theatregoers who she said disrupted a performance of the West End musical she is starring in. In a tweet posted on Thursday evening after the show, The Drifters Girl, Knight said: “Ok. If your intention is to come to the theatre, get rat-arsed, make a scene, disrupt the show thus causing a show-stop?
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Beverley Knight ‘fuming’ after ‘rat-arsed’ audience members stop West End musical: ‘Stay your a** at home’

Beverley Knight was left “fuming” after “rat-arsed” audience members interrupted the West End show she was performing in.The soul singer is currently starring in The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre, which tells the story of the soul group The Drifters and their manager Faye Treadwell.On Thursday (9 December) night, just a week after the show opened, Knight tweeted her frustration after a series of rowdy theatregoers apparently forced the show to stop.“Ok. If your intention is to come to the theatre, get rat-arsed, make a scene, disrupt the show thus causing a show-stop? My advice is stay your a**...
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The Independent

The Drifters Girl review: Beverley Knight shines within weakly scripted jukebox musical

Jukebox musicals tend to fall into one of two categories. In one, the artist’s true story is so interesting, it has to be immortalised on stage. In the other, every song in their back catalogue is such a hit that a vague, if slightly nonsensical, plot can be made up around it (here’s looking at you, Mamma Mia). The Drifters Girl sits somewhere in the middle.
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Telegraph

The Drifters Girl, review: Beverley Knight raises the roof

“A formidable businesswoman,” is how one obituary summed up Faye Treadwell in 2011. Given her success and staying power, managing the long-lived R&B/soul vocal group The Drifters from 1967, through multiple iterations, until she retired in 2001, that’s a compliment as well as a character assessment. The context of her...
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Beverley Knight: The Drifters Girl star on her fight for career control

Singer and actress Beverley Knight has said it is "so important" for female artists to speak up and maintain artistic control over their careers. She told BBC Woman's Hour she's always been "determined" to keep control, even if it's made for a "slow burn" success. This included holding firm over...
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