Whoopi Goldberg Is Back In The Habit To Star In Sister Act: The Musical On The West End

A trip to London, anyone?

The well-known and well-loved Sister Act tells the story of disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, who must hide in a convent disguised as a nun after witnessing a murder. Just your average witness protection story, really.

Through the years, Sister Act has become a cult classic and has even been turned into a Broadway and West End musical. In news that will delight devoted fans of the film, Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her most iconic role – but this time, on the stage. Whoopi is bringing the goods and will be playing our favourite nun of all time, Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act: The Musical on the West End.

The updated version of the beloved tale will see Whoopi back in the habit as Deloris Van Cartier, alongside Absolutely Fabulous creator and star Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior. There’s a limited run of 39 performances from the iconic pair at London’s Eventim Apollo from 29 July – 20 August next year, so you better be quick.

Producer Jamie Wilson said the musical had been revised and refreshed to create a “newly adapted production”.

“This is a very special one-off opportunity created just for London to see one of the most loved actors of our time playing the part she is so famous and so loved for.”

“The addition of Jennifer means that Sister Act truly promises to be the ultimate night of laughs and smiles with two comedy greats. I’m also thrilled that Brenda Edwards, who has been so instrumental in Whoopi agreeing to return to the stage, has been able to schedule her TV commitments so she can play Deloris on Thursday matinees. It really is going to be a brilliant summer.”

Tickets to all 39 shows can be snapped up now from €29.75 (around €35) on the Eventim website. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure it’s going to be Absolutely Fabulous.

*Runs to book trip to London*

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