Wednesday, October 22

Tour of Oh What A Lovely War announced

Wendi Peters (Corrie's Cilla Battersby-Brown) is to join the ensemble cast of Oh What A Lovely War on its 2015 national tour. The show  will return to its spiritual home - Theatre Royal Stratford East - in January before embarking on its tour to  Richmond, Malvern, Manchester, Cambridge, Bath, Torquay, Guildford, Coventry, Brighton, Leicester, Aylesbury, Birmingham, Truro, Hull and Wimbledon theatres..

Peters' recent stage credits include White Christmas at the Lowry, Salford (which she is reprising at the Dominion Theatre ), The Mystery Of Edwin Drood at the Arts Theatre and Rutherford & Son for Northern Broadsides.

Oh What A Lovely War originally premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963 whenJoan Littlewood adapted the play from Charles Chilton's work for radio through her company Theatre Workshop. It, transferred to the West End in June 1963, opening on Broadway in 1964 and receiving four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.

This revival opened at Theatre Royal Stratford East in February 2014 with a cast including Caroline Quentin.

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