Sister Act fans, rejoice. Whoopi Goldberg is reprising her iconic role as Deloris Van Cartier in the West End production of Sister Act The Musical. Goldberg originally starred as soulful singer-turned-undercover-nun Deloris in the 1992 movie. Now, she will get back in the habit for the stage adaptation in 2020.
Here’s everything we know so far about Sister Act The Musical…
What is the Sister Act The Musical about?
The stage adaptation follows the story of the film. For those who need a quick reminder: Deloris is the gutsy (and very sarcastic) nightclub singer who needs to go into hiding after witnessing her boyfriend murder someone. She takes shelter in a convent where she struggles to get along with her fellow nuns. But she soon discovers something that they all share in common: a love of music.
All of the songs in the film are used in the musical, so expect to sing along to tunes including Hail Holy Queen, My God (My Guy), and I Will Follow Him.
Will Whoopi Goldberg star in Sister Act The Musical?
Hallelujah, yes! Goldberg will reprise her role as Deloris at the show’s run at the Eventim Apollo from 29 July – 30 August 2020. Speaking about the role, she said: “Yes, the original Deloris is back. A little older, a little seasoned, but really still kind of out there.”
Goldberg jokingly added: “I want you to book your tickets now so that you don’t miss out and we all get to hang out together and we do Sister Act one more time.”
And it gets even better: Jennifer Saunders will be acting alongside Goldberg in the role of Mother Superior (originally played by Dame Maggie Smith in the film). She said: “I think this could be the event of the century, that’s all I’m saying.”
West End actor Brenda Edwards will be step into the role of Deloris for Thursday matinee performances.
Watch the video of Whoopi Goldberg announcing her role in Sister Act the musical
How can I buy tickets for Sister Act The Musical?
Tickets start from £42 and you can book them below.