Wendi Peters

Mother Superior (select 2024 dates)

Wendi could recently be seen starring as series regular Nina Balsara in BBC’s Doctors. Prior to this she headlined the National Tour of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, created the role of Diana in the UK premiere of You Are Here at the Southwark Playhouse, played Madame Latour in the National Tour of John Cleese’s Bang Bang! and could be seen as Mrs Baskin in the West End premiere of Big! The Musical at the Dominion Theatre. She previously appeared at the Dominion as Martha Watson in White Christmas, a role she also played to great acclaim at both the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, and the Lowry, Manchester.

Wendi is best known for her role as Cilla Battersby Brown in Coronation Street – a role that she played for over four years, and returned to for a stint in 2014 after seven years away. Her portrayal of this much-loved character has led to appearances on many television programmes including Celebrity Sewing Bee for Children in Need, Pointless Celebrities, Keep it in the Family, Celebrity Mastermind, Adrenaline Junkie with Jack Osbourne, The F Word with Gordon Ramsay, Kirstie’s Celebrity Craft Masters and Celebrity MasterChef, in which she reached the finals. Wendi played the recurring character Cook Jenkins in three series of Hetty Feather (BBC) and her numerous other television credits include: Anne Cooke in Phoenix Rise (BBC); Lynda Babbage in Midsomer Murders (ITV); Nicky Connelly in Doctors (BBC); Queen Shania in Hacker Time (BBC); Kelly in Sadie J (BBC); Marion in Crime Stories (ITV); 'Podger' Pam Jolly in Bad Girls (ITV); Out of the Blue and Cardiac Arrest (both BBC).

Film credits include: Gyppo; Cilla in Coronation St - Out of Africa and Emily in In Love and War.

Further theatre credits include: The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Cadogan Hall); Dawn in Is There Anybody There? A rehearsed reading of Jim Cartwright’s new play (New Adelphi Theatre, Manchester); Sylvie in Call Me Vicky (Pleasance Theatre); the National Tours of Salad Days, Quartet, Wonderland and Oh What a Lovely War, Melissa Frake in State Fair for London Musical Theatre Orchestra (Cadogan Hall, London); Frank and Friends – A Concert with Frank Wildhorn (Palace Theatre, Manchester); Dorothy Needham in the world premiere of Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched at the Park Theatre, London; Rutherford & Sons (National Tour); Kath Casey in Our House 10th Anniversary Concert directed by Matthew Warchus (Savoy, London); Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre, West End); Bet in April in Paris directed by John Godber (Hull Truck, National Tour); Mrs Metherall in The Game for Northern Broadsides directed by Barrie Rutter (National Tour); Grumpy Old Women Live 2 - Chin up Britain (National Tour and Novello Theatre, West End); Vagina Monologues (National Tour); Mrs Whippy - one woman play written by Cecelia Ahern (Dublin and National Tour, Ireland); Vagina Monologues (Tivoli Theatre, Dublin); Wicked Queen in Snow White (Orchard Theatre, Dartford); Children Will Listen - celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 75th Birthday (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Emily in Follies in Concert (London Palladium); Mrs Brown in Me and My Girl; Louise in Murder on the Nile; Fairy Godmother in Cinderella; Poppy in Noises Off; Kate in Bedroom Farce (Palace Theatre, Westcliff); Hobby in Teechers (Hull Truck National Tour); Sally in Scarlet Pimpernel; Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Sue in A Slice of Saturday Night (Playhouse, Derby); Jan in Grease (Olympia Theatre, Dublin); Cindy in Sugar; Miss Electra in Gypsy (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds ); Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly (National Tours).

Radio credits include: BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night (guest soloist).

Wendi has performed her one-woman show Let Me Sing And I’m Happy at the St James Theatre, London and recently Wendi Peters: Live at Zédel at The Crazy Coqs, London.