Sister Act fans, rejoice. We’ve got what you might just call the most exciting news of the year thus far because the hit production is returning to the West End only this time, it will be starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders.
The musical will see Whoopi reprise her beloved role as Deloris Van Cartier, while Jennifer will act opposite her as Mother Superior. Yes, we know, it has utter excellence written all over it and we simply cannot wait.
Luckily, we’ll only have to wait until next summer until the new production hits London’s Eventim Apollo, running from 29 July till 30 August 2020.
The on-stage revival will feature original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken who has worked on the likes of Disney’s Aladdin and Enchanted. But most importantly, we’ll all get to see Whoopi live in action and frankly, our dreams are finally coming true.
The Oscar-winning actress first played the iconic role of Deloris, a disco singer who turns to the church after witnessing a murder, in the original movie which was released in 1992. She starred alongside Maggie Smith, though this time Maggie will be replaced by British legend Jennifer Saunders.
In a teaser clip for the upcoming musical, Whoopi is seen having a costume fitting and explaining her new take on Deloris, saying the updated production will see her ‘a little older, a little seasoned, but really still kind of out there.’
The official synopsis for the musical reads: ‘Based on the iconic movie, this 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 The Musical will only have 39 shows so if you want to secure your seat then book while you can. Tickets start from £45 and are already available to purchase now for various dates.