CORONATION Street stars Wendi Peters and Bill Ward will lead the cast of a thrilling new production of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which comes to MAST Mayflower Studios next week.

As well as playing Cilla Battersby-Brown in the long-running soap, Wendi has a great deal of theatre experience, including appearing in Big The Musical, White Christmas and Salad Days.

Since completing his run as Charlie Stubbs in Corrie, Bill Ward has gone on to appear in Emmerdale, The Bill and Heartbeat and has appeared in the West End productions of Spamalot and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Taking on the role of Ichabod Crane is Sam Jackson (E4’s Skins) alongside Lewis Cope (ITV’s Vera and Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall), Tommy Sim'aan (As You Like It at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) and Rose Quentin.

Daily Echo:

Transforming the American Dream into the American Gothic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a heart-pounding visual masterpiece revitalising the classic text for new audiences. With Hallowmas fast approaching, Sleepy Hollow simmers with anticipation. Arriving as the new teacher, Ichabod Crane finds himself embroiled in the secrets and unsettling traditions of the locals. However, all is not as it seems. When disturbing events overwhelm the small town, he finds himself swept up in a dangerous mystery which leaves him doubting his own sanity.

This ghoulish and edge-of-the-seat experience will bring terror to audiences across the UK on its national tour.

Producer Katherine Senior said: “ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an epic piece of theatre, combining a stellar cast with a fantastic script and theatrical illusions that will blow your mind! It’s incredibly exciting to be creating new work once again, as we’ve been planning this production for some time. We are thrilled to be heading back on the road and cannot wait to visit Southampton.”

The productions runs from Tuesday (October 12) to Saturday (October 16).

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