Have you heard the heavenly casting for the London run of Sister Act The Musical when it plays at the Eventim Apollo from 29 July to 30 August 2020? For the first time on stage Whoopi Goldberg will reprise the part of Deloris Van Cartier and Jennifer Saunders has been cast as Mother Superior. It’s going to be fabulous baby.
Whoopi Goldberg is also a producer of the new production, as she was when the show first debuted in the West End in 2009. The beloved musical has since played a successful run on Broadway and in touring companies around the world. Goldberg briefly appeared as Mother Superior at the London Palladium in 2010.
Producer Jamie Wilson said:
“It has been so exciting to work with Whoopi, Alan Menken, Douglas Carter Beane and Glenn Slater to revise and refresh Sister Act for this newly adapted production. This is a very special one-off opportunity created just for London to see one of the most loved actors of our time playing the part she is so famous and so loved for.
“The addition of Jennifer means that Sister Act truly promises to be the ultimate night of laughs and smiles with two comedy greats. I’m also thrilled that Brenda Edwards, who has been so instrumental in Whoopi agreeing to return to the stage, has been able to schedule her TV commitments so she can play Deloris on Thursday matinees. It really is going to be a brilliant summer!”
Sister Act features original music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. On Thursday matinee the roles of Deloris Van Cartier will be played by Brenda Edwards. Bill Buckhurst directs alongside choreographer Alistair David.
The reworked version of Sister Act starring Brenda Edwards will open at Curve Leicester on 21 April 2020 ahead of further regional dates and before the London season.
*WHOOPIâS BACK* @WhoopiGoldberg will be coming to the @EventimApollo London next summer to play Deloris in @sisteractsocial alongside JENNIFER SAUNDERS as Mother Superior! It's gonna be (absolutely) FABULOUS, BABY! *ONLY 39 PERFORMANCES* https://t.co/zMCyVwhptx @ferrifrump pic.twitter.com/YAQ0YKix6Z— SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL (@sisteractsocial) October 24, 2019