Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wendi Peters cast in Oh What A Lovely War

Is has been announced that Wendi Peters will appear in Oh What A Lovely War next year.

Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson’s hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will return to its spiritual home – Theatre Royal Stratford East – in January 2015, before embarking on a national tour.

Wendi Peters is best known for playing Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street. She is currently in rehearsals for White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. Her credits also include: The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and Rutherford & Son (National Tour). 

Oh What A Lovely War, a satirical musical about World War I, originally premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963. Joan Littlewood adapted the play from Charles Chilton’s work for radio through her company Theatre Workshop. It was an immediate hit, transferring to the West End in June 1963, opening on Broadway in 1964 and receiving four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.

This production, directed by Terry Johnson, opened at Theatre Royal Stratford East in February 2014, to public and critical acclaim. Due to popular demand, it returns again in 2015, little more than a hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War.

After its run at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the production will tour to Richmond, Malvern, Manchester, Cambridge, Bath, Torquay, Guildford, Coventry, Brighton, Leicester, Aylesbury, Birmingham, Truro, Hull and Wimbledon. 

Further casting to be announced.

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