Sister Act The Musical has been postponed to Summer 2022 due to the ongoing restrictions of covid with American actress Whoopi Goldberg also withdrawing from the production citing scheduling conflicts.
The highly anticipated London revival would have seen Goldberg revisit the iconic character Delores Van Cartier for the first time since starring in the smash hit film in the early 90s. The musical was originally scheduled to take place in Summer 2020, but the pandemic forced production to move to 2021 and now 2022. It will now run at the Eventim Apollo from from 19 July 2022 until 28 August 2022.
Goldberg said: “Sister Act is near and dear to my heart and I’m disappointed that I will be unable to perform in this production under the circumstances. However, my producing partners and I will continue to work towards mounting a fantastic production, with an amazing new cast and we look forward to presenting it when it can be done safely for everyone onstage, behind the scenes and in the audience.”
Producer Jamie Wilson says: “This new version of Sister Act The Musical has been in development for several years now and both Whoopi and I are committed to launching this celebratory, joyous and life affirming production with audiences in the UK. We can’t wait for everyone involved in the show to get back to doing what they love. We are now in the process of putting together a star-studded cast and will be able to share this news with you soon. We look forward to us all supporting and celebrating theatre when we return to the stage. It will be worth the wait”.
Sister Act features original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken(Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco. A hilarious and heartwarming story, the show follows a night club diva in witness protection hiding out in a convent.
Ab Fab’s Jennifer Saunders and Clive Rowe had been cast as Mother Superior and police detective Eddie Souther, however new casting for the London run and the UK tour will be revealed.
All ticket holders will be contacted by their point of sale to rearrange dates or process refunds.
Sister Act The Musical is booking from 19 July 2022 until 28 August 2022 at the Eventim Apollo, London.