Wendi Peters and Bill Ward set to bring UK tour of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to Oldham

Date published: 27 August 2021


Stage and screen stars Wendi Peters (Big! The Musical; Coronation Street) and Bill Ward (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; Emmerdale) will unleash terror on the stage in a heart-pounding new adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which is coming to the Oldham Coliseum (October 26-30).

Taking on the role of Ichabod Crane is Sam Jackson (Skins, E4; Beautiful Thing, National Tour) alongside Rose Quentin (York Witches Society, MSR Media), Lewis Cope (Vera, ITV; Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall) and Tommy Sim'aan (As You Like It, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Doctors, BBC).

They will join the earlier announced Peters and Ward.

Adapted by acclaimed playwright Philip Meeks (Murder, Margaret and Me; Harpy), and under the direction of Jake Smith (The Hound of the Baskervilles; A Christmas Carol; I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard), the premiere production seeks to provide a ghoulish and edge-of-the-seat experience will tour theatres across the UK from September.

An exciting creative team will resurrect the Headless Horseman and bring the Hollow to life, with jaw-dropping illusions by Filipe J Carvalho (Back To The Future The Musical; Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things), design by Amy Watts, choreography by Chris Cuming, lighting by Jason Addison and sound design by Sam Glossop.

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.

Log on to: https://www.coliseum.org.uk/ to book your tickets for October's shows.


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