Hallelujah! Get ready to ‘Raise Your Voice’ and ‘Spread the Love Around’ as Whoopi Goldberg stars in Sister Act, coming to London for just 39 performances next summer. Join the coolest convent in town as they’re transformed by Deloris Van Cartier to be ‘Fabulous, Baby’, featuring original music by Alan Menken that’s inspired by the Motown era. Jennifer Saunders stars as Mother Superior in what’s guaranteed to be one of the funkiest, funniest shows in town, so you’ll want to book your tickets for Sister Act now.
Whoopi Goldberg will star as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. Known worldwide for starring as Deloris van Cartier in the 1992 film Sister Act and the 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Goldberg’s illustrious career across stage and screen has seen her win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony Award.
Goldberg made her Broadway debut in 1984, starring in a one-woman show which featured different character monologues, catching the eyes of Steven Spielberg, who offered her the role of Celie in The Color Purple – Goldberg received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress. On Broadway, she has starred in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Xanadu. In 2010, Goldberg made her West End debut in the West End premiere of Sister Act as Mother Superior.
Goldberg has also starred in the 1990 film Ghost as Oda Mae Brown, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress as well as lending her voice to Shenzi in The Lion King.
Jennifer Saunders will star as Mother Superior in Sister Act, also starring in Blithe Spirit at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2020. One half of comedy duo French and Saunders, she’s wrote and starred in television shows including Absolutely Fabulous and Jam and Jerusalem. On stage, Saunders has starred in Lady Windermere’s Fan as well as writing the script for Viva Forever at the Piccadilly Theatre.
PLEASE NOTE: Brenda Edwards will play the role of Deloris Van Cartier for Thursday matinee performances, after appearing in the national tour.
Further casting is to be announced.
When lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier is placed on a witness protection programme, she’s hidden under protective custody in a convent – the last place you’d expect to find her. Disguised as a nun, she fails to fit in with the others living at the convent; that’s until she learns there’s a choir. Under the all-seeing eyes of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her sisters to discover and raise their voices as she rediscovers her own. Based on the 1990s movie, Sister Act is a tribute to the power of sisterhood, friendship and music!
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You can book from 12-Nov-2019 to 30-Aug-2020.
Please note: Brenda Edwards will be playing the role of Deloris Van Cartier for Thursday matinee performances.
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