Sister Act The Musical postponed

London theatre news: Tuesday 16 February 2021


Producers of Sister Act The Musical, have postponed performances at the Eventim Apollo until 2022, with Whoopi Goldberg no longer be able to appear.
Sister Act The Musical at the Eventim Apollo

Image courtesy Eventim Apollo

Another production falls victim to ongoing pandemic restrictions and the knock-on effect this has had to production schedules.

Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, the producers of Sister Act The Musical, have decided that it is impossible to open the show in London this summer and have postponed performances at the Eventim Apollo until 2022.

The new dates for the London show are 19 July to 28 August 2022 and the rescheduling means that Whoopi Goldberg will no longer be able to appear in the role of Deloris Van Cartier.

Ms 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 added ...

"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".

Casting for the role of Deloris Van Cartier and other parts for the London performances of Sister Act in 2022, together with an announcement about the UK tour of the show, are expected soon.

Show listing information


Deloris van Cartier is a Reno lounge singer who witnesses her mobster boyfriend commit a murder, forcing her into witness protection.

She's placed in a convent in California, in the hope she will adapt to the quiet lives of the nuns and stay out of trouble.

The nuns assign her to the choir, where she naturally transforms them into a soulful gospel group and helps them find their voice.


Author: Book: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner
Composer: Alan Menken
Lyricist: Glenn Slater


Eventim Apollo
45 Queen Caroline Street
W6 9QH


From: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Closes: Sunday 28 August 2022


Standard: From £29.75

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