The world premiere of Soul Sisters - The Musical will be visiting Ipswich Regent Theatre on Thursday 5 May.

Published13th April 2022

Starring Amelle Berrabah (The Sugababes), Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls) and Wendi Harriot (The Voice), Soul Sisters is an exhilarating new soul musical that will take you on a journey of success, survival and sisterhood telling the story of Dionne, Monique and Rachael otherwise known as 80s chart topping trio ‘The Fabulettes.’

The producers of hit comedies Hormonal Housewives and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, are bringing this brand-new comedy musical packed with heart and soul to Ipswich.

Join the three friends during a visit to a classic holiday camp Soul Weekender, as they seek to reclaim that elusive closeness they once shared as starry-eyed teens. They face the real, honest truths and express themselves in the only way they know how - through the very music that brought them together and took them to the top of the charts. Can they pull off a performance of a lifetime? Do they still have what it takes? Is their bond strong enough to overcome their flaws? Can they forgive and forget and remain Soul Sisters?

Inspired by the greatest soul music of all time, Soul Sisters is the funky feel-good original musical from writer David Kent, directed by the acclaimed multi-award-winning comedienne, respected writer and director Angie Le Mar. 

Leading the cast is ex Sugababe, Amelle Berrabah, who during her time in the line-up for the much-loved girl band scored international chart success with Push The Button and About You Now. The Sugababes gained multiple BRIT Award nominations and industry recognition as one of the UK’s leading female vocal groups.  When asked about joining the original cast of Soul Sisters, Amelle Berrabah, said:

“When I read the script, I knew I wanted to be in this amazing show instantly. I understand the dynamics of being in a girl band, the unspoken bond, the friendship, the respect for one another and knowing what the other is feeling with just a simple look. The character I play is Dionne, a flirtatious, confident woman. Although she is quite far away from who I am as a person, it’s a very exciting role to play”

Angie Le Mar, the first black female stand-up on the British Comedy circuit with a career spanning three decades, said:

“I am truly honoured to be directing this amazing musical. I grew up listening to Soul Music, it was not only the soundtrack to my life but to many people’s lives. David Kent the writer of Soul Sisters has given us a great relatable story of sisterhood, friendship, and so much more. This production will hit you on so many levels from beginning to end! If you love music, love Soul and the memories, you’ll love Soul Sisters.”

The show is on Thursday 5 May at 7.30pm at the Ipswich Regent Theatre and tickets are available here.

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