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February 17th, 2021
The hotly anticipated return of Sister Act has been postponed even further it has been announced. Set to star Whoopi Goldberg in the leading role, the musical has now been rescheduled for 2022, with Goldberg no longer appearing.
Sister Act, which features music by Alan Menken, was originally scheduled to run at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith during the summer of 2020, before being postponed to 2021. However, because of the ongoing confusion over COVID-19 restrictions, and no clear date as to when London's theatres will be allowed to open, the decision has been made that Sister Act will no longer open in 2021, with dates being rescheduled to 19 July to 28 August 2022.
Due to the need to reschedule the production's dates, Whoopi Goldberg who starred in the original films and was set to reprise her highly acclaimed role as Deloris Van Cartier in the stage production has had to pull out and will no longer be performing. However, she is still involved as a producer.
In a statement regarding the news, 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. "
Casting for both the London run plans for a UK tour will be announced at a later date.
When Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir Deloris breaths new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newfound sisterhood.
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