On January 29, 2015, Wendi Peters will join the cast of Oh What A Lovely War during its brief two-week run at Theatre Royal Stratford East, in anticipation of its national tour.

Oh What A Lovely War will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. Wendi Peters is best known for her role as Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street. Alongside screen work, Wendi Peters’ recent stage credits include White Christmas at the Lowry, in which she will reprise her role as Martha.

Oh What A Lovely War originally premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963. Oh What A Lovely War is a satirical musical about the First World War, adapted by Joan Littlewood.

The production, directed by Terry Johnson, returned to its premiering venue in February 2014, and is scheduled to return once more in 2015. Following 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 is yet to be announced.