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Whoopi Goldberg returns to Sister Act for a new West End production alongside Jennifer Saunders – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk

Whoopi Goldberg returns to Sister Act for a new West End production alongside Jennifer Saunders – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk


            

Whoopi Goldberg returns to Sister Act for a new West End production alongside Jennifer Saunders … 28 years after starring in smash hit film

ByJoanna Crawley For MailonlinePublished:: 48 EDT, 24 October 2019|Updated:10: (EDT, (October)

Whoopi Goldberg is returning to her role in Sister Act, 28 years after the smash hit movie was released.

The Oscar-winning star is reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier in a newly adapted West End production, with Jennifer Saunders playing Mother Superior, who was played by Maggie Smith in the film.

Whoopi first starred as the disco diva hiding out in a convent in the 1992 movie.

On stage: Whoopi Goldberg is returning to her role in Sister Act, starring in a new West End production, 28 years after the smash hit movie was released

The actress is also a producer for the new production, which will be on stage at London’s Eventim Apollo for a short run from July 29 to August 30 2020.

A stage version of Sister Act, for which Whoopi was a producer for, debuted in the West End in 2009 and has since played a successful run on Broadway and on tours across the globe.

Whoopi briefly appeared as Mother Superior at the London Palladium production in 2010 but the new show will see the beloved actress back in the role she made famous in Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit for the first time.

All-star cast: The Oscar-winning star is reprising her role as Deloris Van Cartier in a newly adapted West End production, with Jennifer Saunders playing Mother Superior

Whoopi says: ‘The original Deloris is back, a little older, a little seasoned, but really still kind of out there. ‘

On Thursday matinees, role of Deloris will be played by West End star and Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards.

Sister Act features original music from Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

Theater run: Whoopi says of the new production: ‘The original Deloris is back, a little older, a little seasoned, but really still kind of out there ‘

London stage: Whoopi appeared as Mother Superior at the London Palladium production in 2010 but the new show will see the actress back in the role she made famous in the films

Jamie Wilson, who will produce the show alongside Goldberg, said: ‘It has been so exciting to work with Whoopi, Alan Menken, Douglas Carter Beane and Glenn Slater to revise and refresh Sister Act for this 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 playi ng 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. ‘

Sister Act will run at London’s Eventim Apollo from July 29 to August 30 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

Taking part: On Thursday matinees, role of Deloris will be played by West End star and Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards

            

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