Sister Act

Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg extends at Eventim Apollo by one week

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Sister Act is now postponed to 2022, with Whoopi Goldberg no longer playing Deloris Van Cartier. Read here for more information.

Ahead of Sister Act's return to London this summer, an extra week has been added to the limited engagement. Sister Act will now run at the Eventim Apollo from 21st July to 30th August, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders, with tickets for the extra performances on sale next week.

Sister Act raises voices in London

Originally scheduled to begin performances at the Eventim Apollo on 29th July, Sister Act will now begin performances from 21st July, adding an extra week to the production. Sister Act tickets for the extra performances will go on sale at 10:00am on 7th February.

Speaking about the extension, producer Jamie Wilson said: "We are beyond thrilled with the record-breaking success of Sister Act at London's Eventim Apollo. I'm delighted that now we can offer audiences an additional week of performances to see Whoopi and Jennifer in their first ever appearance on stage together. We can't wait for the UK to see it."

Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders in the habit

Whoopi Goldberg will return to London to reprise her performance as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. But for this production, she'll play a reworked Deloris, with a character more suited to an "older actor". Throughout her career, Goldberg's starred across stage and screen, with notable performances in The Color Purple and a 2011 production of Sister Act at the London Palladium.

Also starring in Blithe Spirit this year, Jennifer Saunders will play Mother Superior in Sister Act. One half of comedy duo French and Saunders, she's best known for starring in the television series Absolutely Fabulous, and has recently appeared in a production of Lady Windermere's Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre.

About Sister Act

Based on the 1990s movie of the same name, Deloris Van Cartier's life of a glamorous club singer is turned upside down when she joins a convent. Disguised as a nun, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own.

Sister Act tickets

Sister Act is at the Eventim Apollo from 21st July.

Sister Act tickets for performances from 21st July to 27th July will go on sale at 10:00am on 7th February.

Sister Act tickets for performances from 29th July are available now.

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