Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders take to the stage in Sister Act The Musical!
In Summer 2020, Sister Act The Musical comes to London!
Hallelujah! Academy Award-winning actor Whoopi Goldberg is back, reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act The Musical alongside BAFTA award-winner Jennifer Saunders in the role of Mother Superior. Following its UK tour, Sister Act is making its final stop in London’s West End in Summer 2020. Tickets for this extremely limited run are on sale now!
Sister Act Live in London
Based on the hilarious 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act is a story of music, friendship and sisterhood. In it, we follow the misadventures of disco diva Deloris whose life takes a surprising turn. After witnessing a murder, Deloris goes into protective custody. She is hidden away in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris unexpectedly bonds with her fellow sisters through the power of music. During her stay, she helps them find their voices, but unexpectedly rediscovers her own, too.
Meet The Cast
For this production, the role of Deloris has been reworked to be played by an older actor. Lucky for us, the one and only Whoopi Goldberg is back, taking to the stage in the starring role! The talented actor has won more than her fair share of accolades. Famous for her roles in iconic films as Ghost, The Color Purple, and of course Sister Act, Goldberg is a member of an elite circle of actors who have won all four major American awards: a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Oscar. She is also a host on popular American chat show The View.
As if Whoopi Goldberg isn’t enough, Jennifer Saunders takes on the role of Mother Superior in this stellar production. Absolutely Fabulous star and one half of comedy double act French and Saunders, the comedy actor is the perfect choice for the iconic role. Sister Act is Saunders’ first starring role in a West End musical. However, her musical talent shines through in Shrek 2 – one of DreamWorks’ most successful films to date.
Brenda Edwards will undertake the role of Deloris and perform during the Thursday matinee performances. Her theatre credits include West End classics such as We Will Rock You, Chicago and Carousel. She previously auditioned for the show but was unsuccessful due to her age. However, with the role reworked, Brenda is back to take on the part in this fantastic reimagined production.
The Sister Act Creative Team
Whoopi Goldberg produces Sister Act The Musical alongside highly successful producer Jamie Wilson (White Christmas, On Your Feet!). The musical features original Motown-inspired music by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors), with lyrics by Slater. With songs inspired by soul, Motown and disco, Sister Act is set to be the funkiest musical around.
Tickets for Sister Act The Musical are now on sale. So, don’t miss your chance to get tickets for this divine musical comedy and book today!
Please note: Brenda Edwards is playing the role of Deloris Van Cartier for Thursday matinee performances. Whoopi Goldberg will play the role in all other performances.