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Whoopi Goldberg makes Sister Act debut

Wednesday, 11th Aug 2010  

Members of the audience at Sister Act will now be treated to seeing Whoopi Goldberg take a role in the hit show.

The star, who appeared in the film version of the show as Deloris, took to the London stage last night (August 10th) to play the role of Mother Superior.

Taking over the part from Shelia Hancock, Whoopi donned her habit to perform alongside Patina Miller - who is critically-acclaimed for her performance in the lead role - and former member of the boyband Blue Simon Webbe.

Sales of the tickets for the show reportedly soared after it was announced that Whoopi was to be joining the cast until August 31st and fans outside the theatre mobbed the performer for autographs after the performance.

The Oscar-winning actress had earlier spoken of her excitement at taking on the role, with the Daily Mail quoting her as saying she is looking forward to playing a restrained character.

By Jemma Howard  

Article filed under: Theatre News | Musicals |