Oh happy day! Not only is Whoopi Goldberg reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier AKA Sister Mary Clarence in a live musical performance of Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith; but she will be joined by Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior!
Sister Act was a hit film in 1992 in which Goldberg plays a singer who witnesses a murder and is put into hiding by the police in a convent. Hijinks ensue.
The musical follows a similar plot with music from eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken. However the story has been adapted to suit Goldberg’s age, Goldberg said: “You can be much more irreverent when you’re older than you can be when you’re in your twenties and thirties. Time makes you funnier. I really am so thrilled Sister Act is coming back to the UK in 2020 with this new version.”
Brenda Edwards, confirmed as the lead on the show’s UK tour, will play the role of Deloris Van Cartier for Thursday matinee performances in London.
The show will run at the Eventim Apollo from 29th July to 30th August before going on a UK tour (starring Edwards) from 21st April in Leicester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham, with more tour dates to be announced soon.