If you were to pick a few of your favourite Whoopi Goldberg movies we are pretty certain SISTER ACT would be right up next to Ghost. As the character Deloris Van Cartier who had to become a nun to escape the mob, she was perfect.
Well now, the Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is back as Deloris along with BAFTA award winner Jennifer Saunders in the role of Mother Superior in the newly adapted production of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL which was all set to come to London for just 39 performances this summer.
Like so many events and shows, this too is a victim of the current crisis. The great news is however, the dates have been rescheduled, Whoopi is still going to appear as Deloris and Jennifer will be by her side next year.
Whoopi, who is also one of the show producers, told us…..
‘We are thrilled with the overwhelming support from people all over the world who have been buying tickets for Sister Act. We are all disappointed not to be able to do the show this summer, but Jennifer and I can’t wait to see you all next year’.
Producer Jamie Wilson told us…..
‘Due to COVID-19, We have made the very difficult decision to reschedule our London run of Sister Act to 2021. By rescheduling the production exactly 12 months later to the same performance dates, meaning ticket holders keeping their same seats, we believe we have made the best decision open to us. I would like to thank the team at the Eventim Apollo, Whoopi, Jennifer and everyone involved with the show who has reworked their schedules to make this move possible. We can’t wait to open the convent next year and share this incredibly celebratory musical with you all’.
Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and heads to the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Whoopi made her Broadway debut in 1984, starring in a one-woman show which featured different character monologues, catching the eyes of Steven Spielberg, who offered her the role of Celie in The Color Purple – she received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. On Broadway, she has starred in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Xanadu. In 2010, Goldberg made her West End debut in the West End premiere of Sister Act as Mother Superior.
She has also starred in the 1990 film Ghost as Oda Mae Brown, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress as well as lending her voice to Shenzi in The Lion King.
Jennifer will star as Mother Superior in Sister Act, also starred in Blithe Spirit at the Duke of York’s Theatre. One half of comedy duo French and Saunders, she’s wrote and starred in television shows including Absolutely Fabulous and Jam and Jerusalem. On stage, she has starred in Lady Windermere’s Fan as well as writing the script for Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre.
This is how the rescheduling will work if you already have tickets.
Sister Act was due to open at the Eventim Apollo in London from 21st July to 30th August 2020.
The London run at the Eventim Apollo is now rescheduled to open 20 July 2021, where it will play until 29 August 2021.
Current ticket holders for the London run have been moved into the same seats for equivalent performances by day of week for the 2021 run. Patrons will be able to use their current ticket for performances next year. Performance times remain unchanged.
As a ticket holder, you do not need to do anything. The new date for your booking is detailed below.
Of course, we’re telling you all this but we also have to say the run is almost sold out. You will need to be quick if you want to catch Whoopi and Jennifer together.
SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL is at the Eventim Apollo in London next summer for just 39 performances. Book now for what is sure to be the funniest and funkiest musical around – it’s gonna be fabulous, baby! To get tickets, go here. SISTER