Thursday, October 24

Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders to join Sister Act for limited run in London

Breaking news  this morning is that Academy® Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is back as Deloris Van Cartier with BAFTA award winner Jennifer Saunders in the role of Mother Superior in  Sister Act The Musical when it comes to London for just 39 performances from Wednesday 29 July- Sunday 30 August 2020 with tickets now on sale . 

They are to join the tour of Sister Act  which stars Brenda Edwards in the title role at all other venues for a limited run at London's Hammersmith Evenim Apollo 

Whoopi Goldberg plays Deloris Van Cartier for the first time on stage having played the part in the hugely successful films Sister Act and Sister Act 2 – Back in the Habit. Whoopi is one of the few people to hold the distinction of winning the four major American awards – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. As well as Sister Act, Whoopi’s other film credits include Ghost and The Color Purple. On TV she has hosted the Oscars four times and is a moderator and co-host on The View. On stage Whoopi has appeared in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Xanadu on Broadway, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and her own acclaimed one-woman show.


Jennifer Saunders is a multi award-winning actress, comedian and writer. She is one half of the successful comedy duo French and Saunders and also wrote and starred in five series, three specials and a feature film of her hit comedy Absolutely Fabulous. Her many other TV credits include writing and starring in Jam and Jerusalem and guest starring in Friends and Roseanne. Film credits include the voice of the evil Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2. On stage she has appeared in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre and Blithe Spirit at Bath Theatre Royal. This production transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre next year. Sister Act the musical will mark Jennifer’s musical theatre debut.

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