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Claire Sweeney in White Christmas

28th October 2012

Two of the nation’s best-loved actresses, Claire Sweeney and Wendi Peters, returned to their northern roots at Christmas by bringing the magic of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas to life.

Based on the classic 1954 movie, Claire and Wendi took on the roles of Betty Haynes and Martha Watson in the spectacular stage musical at The Lowry Theatre.

Sweeney, who shot to fame playing Lindsey Corkhill in Channel 4 soap Brookside has been seen in numerous stage productions across the country and in the West End.

She is currently enjoying great reviews for her starring role in a UK tour of Educating Rita.

Wendi Peters plays the character of Martha Watson.

Best known to audiences as Cilla Battersby on Coronation Street, Wendi also has a wealth of experience on stage, appearing in Follies and The Vagina Monologues.

David Fry, The Lowry’s head of theatres programming, said: “Landing Claire is fantastic news as she’s the consummate singer-dancer-performer. Wendi too is a brilliant character actress and perfect at comedy. They’re both ideal for this wonderful show.”

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