Wendi Peters and Kate Anthony join cast of Northern Broadsides’ Rutherford and Son

Barrie Rutter as John Rutherford. Photo: Nobby Clark
Barrie Rutter as John Rutherford. Photo: Nobby Clark
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Touring company Northern Broadsides’ spring production of Rutherford and Son is set to star Wendi Peters and Kate Anthony.

Peters, who is best known for her role as Cilla Battersby Brown in Coronation Street, will play Mrs Henderson and Anthony, who has appeared as Pam Hobsworth in the same soap opera, will star as Ann. They join the company artistic director Barrie Rutter, who has already been announced as playing the lead role of John Rutherford.

Others featuring in the cast are Nicholas Shaw, who will play John Rutherford Jr, Andrew Grose, appearing as Richard Rutherford, and Sara Poyzer in the role of Janet. Catherine Kinsella will play Mary and Richard Standing will appear as Martin.

Jonathan Miller is directing Githa Sowerby’s play, which has been edited by Blake Morrison.

Design is by Isabella Bywater and lighting by Guy Hoare.

The production will begin its run at Halifax’s Viaduct Theatre from February 8 to 16, 2013, before touring to other venues such as the Oxford Playhouse, Kingston’s Rose Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse.