Producers of the award-winning production of Sister Act The Musical have announced that stage and screen star Wendi Peters will play ‘Mother Superior’ in the UK and Ireland tour, coming to Darlington Hippodrome in September.

Wendi Peters said: “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!”

Wendi Peters is best known for her role as the iconic Cilla Battersby Brown in ITV’s Coronation Street, as well as series regular Cook Jenkins in CBBC’s Hetty Feather.

The Northern Echo: Wendi Peters will play Mother Superior in the UK and Ireland tour of Sister Act

Wendi Peters many stage credits include Diane in the European premiere of You Are Here at the Southwark Playhouse, Madame Latour in the National Tour of John Cleese’s Bang Bang, Mrs Baskin in the West End premiere of Big The Musical at the Dominion Theatre, and national tours of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, White Christmas, Quartet, Oh, What A Lovely War! and Rutherford & Son.

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Based on the iconic film featuring Whoopi Goldberg, this tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.

Under protective custody Deloris is hidden in a convent and disguised as a nun  under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior. The musical sees Deloris help her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Sister Act The Musical is directed by Bill Buckhurst with choreography by Alistair David and features original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted).

The cast also includes Landi Oshinowo as Deloris Van Cartier, Alfie Parker as Eddie Souther and 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.

Sister Act The Musical runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Monday, September 9 to Saturday, September 14 . For more information or to book call 01325 405405 or visit