With a cast headed up by Natalie Day (Les Misérables, Queens) as Edwin Drood, Victoria Farley (Les Misérables, Barbican) as Rosa Budd and Daniel Robinson (Jekyll and Hyde Tour) as John Jasper with former Coronation Street star Wendi Peters as Princess Puffer, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this exciting adaptation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood was coming to the West End. But no … it’s on our doorstep!
Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a compelling and comical play within a play following the exploits of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company. Wendi Peters, best known for playing Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, is delighted to be returning to the stage as the Princess Puffer. LoveClapham caught up with her and here’s what she had to say:
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a wonderful mix of Music Hall, murder, mystery and
musical Theatre all rolled into one evening. I’m really enjoying being in my 1st
musical for 15 years, although some of the dance routines are scaring me a little !!
We have a wonderful company of 13 actors and 5 musicians and guarantee you a fun
evening with an ‘X Factor’ ending … The audience decide the outcome and the
murderer !! Hope to see you all there …. Best wishes and ‘VOTE FOR ME ‘ !!!”
Edwin Drood runs from April 11th to 5th May at the Landor Theatre , Clapham North. Tickets start from £10.