RUTH Jones is set to swap the screen for the stage as she takes on a West End musical in March.
The Gavin and Stacey star is known for her role as best friend Nessa Jenkins in the beloved sitcom.Ruth Jones is known for playing a central character in Gavin and Stacey[/caption] But the actress is ready for a new role[/caption] She is taking on the West End as Mother Superior in Sister Act: The Musical[/caption]
Her new character couldn’t be further from the randy goth she is used to playing, as Ruth is set to don a habit in Sister Act: The Musical.
The actress will be playing Mother Superior at the Dominion Theatre when the show kicks off in spring.
An excited Ruth shared: “I’m proper chuffed to be making my West End debut in Sister Act next March playing the legendary Mother Superior at the Dominion Theatre.
“It’s a crackin’ role and a crackin’ show. Who knew wearing a habit could feel so fabulous! I can’t wait!”
Other A-listers starring in the new play include Olivier Award winner Beverley Knight and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke.
The musical is based on the comedy film Sister Act, which follows a nightclub singer as she is put in a convent for witness protection.
Deloris has frequent run-ins with Mother Superior over her licentious behaviour, but also finds her place among the nuns by jazzing up the church choir with her musical talent.