Sadly, it's getting to be a habit announcing coronavirus postponements and cancellations. SISTER ACT, including the much-anticipated return of Whoopi Goldberg to the role of Deloris Van Cartier, has been delayed a year until next summer.
Due to current government guidelines resulting in a delay to the production, the producers of Sister Act have announced that performances in London and on tour have now been rescheduled.
Sister Act was due to open at Curve, Leicester this month with a London run at the Eventim Apollo from 21 July 2020 to 30 August 2020. The London run is now rescheduled to open 20 July 2021 at the Eventim Apollo, where it will play until 29 August 2021, with a press night on 27 July 2021.
Current ticketholders 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.
The Eventim Apollo Box Office and tickets agents will be in touch with patrons in the next 14 days. If you are a ticketholder you do not need to do anything. Your point of purchase will be in touch with you to confirm the new date for your booking.
All the latest tour news, along with full details of future productions, will be announced in the coming weeks and ticketholders for the tour will be contacted by the venue they purchased tickets from. Casting for the tour will be announced soon.
In London, the show will star the previously announced Whoopi Goldberg as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ and Jennifer Saunders as ‘Mother Superior’. Further casting for the London run will be announced soon.
Whoopi Goldberg, who is also one of the producers of Sister Act, said:
“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.”
Goldberg plays Deloris Van Cartier for the first time on stage having played the part in the hugely successful films Sister Act and Sister Act 2 – Back in the Habit. Based on the iconic movie, Sister Act is a 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. Under protective custody she is hidden in 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.
Sister Act has direction by Bill Buckhurst, choreography by Alistair David, Set and Costume Design by Morgan Large, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design by Tom Marshall and Musical Supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting is by Stuart Burt.
.@sisteractsocial, which was to due to open this month at @CurveLeicester before transferring to @EventimApollo, has been postponed till 2021. It will now run same dates - 20 Jul-29 Aug - next year.— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) April 24, 2020
Stars @WhoopiGoldberg & @ferrifrump send this message to audiences. #ST #SF pic.twitter.com/T7XBeIhQ8A