Corrie! Coronation Street musical opens at Nottingham’s Royal Centre

FANS of ‘The Street’ are in for a special treat when a new stage production of the TV soap Coronation Street opens at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

The new comedy play, which runs from 11th until 16th April, has been written by acclaimed playwright and long-term Coronation Street scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey and winner of the Special Entertainment award at the MEN Theatre Awards.

Former Coronation Street favourite Ken Morley will tread the boards as narrator for the theatre show.

Morley played ladies man Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street from 1989 until leaving the show in 1995, recently reprising the role in the feature-length DVD Coronation Street – A Knight’s Tale. He was also well known playing General Leopold von Flockenstuffen in the hit TV series ‘Allo Allo’.

Ken Morley said: “As we all know Coronation Street is 50 years old, which is the same age as myself. A vintage year. So join me to celebrate, as this stunning production takes to the road. You will love it. I did, that’s why I’m in it.”

The play, written to celebrate the soap’s 50th anniversary, condenses five decades of much-loved storylines and characters into one two-hour show.

• For more details or to book tickets call 01159 895555 or visit www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.