Following a record breaking on sale, where Sister Act became one of London’s fastest selling musicals, the producers of the show are delighted to announce that the musical will now open a week earlier. Performances now start on Tuesday 21 July 2020 and the show runs until Sunday 30 August 2020. Tickets for the extra week go on sale at 10.00am on 7 February 2020.
This strictly limited run stars the previously announced Whoopi Goldberg, who will reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier for the first time on stage and Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior who celebrates her musical theatre stage debut.
Producer Jamie Wilson said today: ‘We are beyond thrilled with the record-breaking success of Sister Act at London’s Eventim Apollo. We were aware that not everyone has been able to purchase tickets, so 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. It has been so exciting to work alongside Whoopi, Alan Menken, Douglas Carter Beane and Glenn Slater on bringing this newly adapted production to the stage for today’s audiences. We can’t wait for the UK to see it’’.
Sister Act has direction by Bill Buckhurst, choreography by Alistair David, Set Design by Morgan Large, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Sound Design by Tom Marshall and Musical Supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting is by Stuart Burt.
Sister Act features original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted), lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Sister Act is produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. Tom Leonardis, Head of Whoopi’s production company, is also on the producing team. On Thursday matinee the roles of Deloris Van Cartier will be played by Brenda Edwards.
Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
To book tickets visit sisteractthemusical.co.uk
Photo credit: Matthew Murphy and Oliver Rosser