This week, producers of Sister Act revealed that the London cast would include celebrated British actress Shelia Hancock as the Mother Superior, Dad’s Army and Eastenders star Ian Lavender as Monsignor Howard and Wicked’s Katie Rowley Jones as Sister Mary Robert. The role of Deloris, immortalised by the show’s producer Whoopi Goldberg in the 1992 movie and its 1993 sequel, will be played by West End newcomer Patina Miller, known in the US as a regular on the TV soap All My Children.
While casting was, from the critics’ point of view, one of the low points in the American production, the stellar cast is surely testament to the impact the drastic rewrites the show has reportedly undergone prior to its London premiere have made. Performances don’t begin for 3 months but this looks set to be one to watch.
Published: 03/02/2009 09:14:33