Wendi Peters Will Join U.K. and Ireland Tour of Sister Act Musical This Spring | Playbill

International News Wendi Peters Will Join U.K. and Ireland Tour of Sister Act Musical This Spring

Bill Buckhurst directs the musical based on the film of the same name.

Wendi Peters

Wendi Peters—best known for her roles as Cilla Battersby Brown in ITV’s Coronation Street and as Cook Jenkins in CBBC’s Hetty Feather—will join the ongoing U.K. and Ireland tour of Sister Act The Musical this spring.

Peters, also seen as Mrs. Baskin in the West End premiere of Big The Musical, will step into the role of Mother Superior beginning May 28 at the Buxton Opera House before playing dates in Northampton, Chester, Grimsby, Eastbourne, Blackpool, Canterbury, Bath, Bournemouth, Torquay, Darlington, Nottingham, Swansea, and Liverpool.

Peters said in a statement, “I’m so thrilled to be joining the ‘sisterhood,’ getting out on tour again, and visiting some wonderful places with this fabulous show. I’m excited to get going with Mother Superior and this great, feel-good show!”

The cast also includes Landi Oshinowo as Deloris Van Cartier, Alfie Parker as Eddie Souther, Ian Gareth-Jones as Curtis Jackson, and Eloise Runnette as Sister Mary Robert, alongside Isabel Canning, Julie Stark, Phillip Arran, Kate Powell, Elliot Gooch, Michalis Antoniou, Callum Martin, Esme Laudat, Amber Kennedy, Harvey Ebbage, Joseph Connor, Ceris Hine, Sheri Lineham, Corrine Priest, and Samuel John-Humphreys.

Bill Buckhurst directs with choreography by Alistair David, set and costume design by Morgan Large, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall, and musical supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting is by Stuart Burt.

Based on the film of the same name, Sister Act features music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

The musical played Broadway's Broadway Theatre March 24, 2011-August 26, 2012, officially opening April 20, 2011. The New York production earned five Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

West End return of the Olivier-nominated Sister Act The Musical, with a different company, is scheduled to begin performances March 15 at London's Dominion Theatre.

The musical tells the story of a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found: a convent.

Sister Act is produced by Jamie Wilson, Kevin McCollum, Gavin Kalin, Front Row Productions, Evolution Productions, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Robbie Wilson, and Curve.

Click here for more information about the tour.

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