Whoopi Goldberg is coming back to the stage for a new production of the Sister Act The Musical, where she’ll reprise the principal character of Deloris Van Cartier, whom she played in the iconic movies. She’s also the producer for the musical, which is showing at London’s Eventim Apollo.
When is the Sister Act musical on?
The limited period of Sister Act The Musical will be only 39 shows in summer 2020. The first performance on 29 July 2020, with the last taking place on 14 August. Whoopi briefly starred in the West End musical in 2010.
The show will be based on the iconic 1992 film which follows singer Deloris, as she hides in a convent veiled as a nun after witnessing a crime. Despite holding some initial difficulties fitting in, she soon makes friends with the other nuns and ends up teaching them how to sing. The stage show will feature original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.
Tickets for Sister Act The Musical are available to purchase now, directly from the Eventim Apollo website. Prices range from a purse-friendly £29.75 to a staggering £249.50, depending on what day you go and where you’d like to sit. But really, who can put a price on seeing Whoopi Goldberg live?!
Whoopi will be joined by Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders who will play Mother Superior. The Oscar-winning comedian and actress briefly performed as Mother Superior in the 2010 run of the West End show. At the time, she had to cancel her final appearances due to family reasons. Whoopi previously starred in the 2010 stage version of Sister Act. Then, of course, Whoopi was the original disco diva Deloris in the 1992 and 1993 hit films. She’ll be performing different hits on the stage because the music from the film cannot be used due to copyright issues.