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The official 50th anniversary celebration! A new play by Jonathan Harvey, starring William Roache (AKA Ken Barlow)
The greatest TV show in the world live on stage.
Coronation Street On Stage - the hysterical new stage play by award-winning playwright and Coronation Street scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey - specially commissioned by ITV to celebrate Britain's longest-running and most-loved soap - is coming to New Zealand in March and April 2013.
Coronation Street On Stage condenses the programme’s 50-year history of births, deaths, marriages and other dramatic events into one action-packed two-hour show, which won enormous critical acclaim throughout Britain.
And who better than to take us on this journey than the journeyman himself: William Roache - a.k.a. serial groom Ken Barlow. Roache, who has been there right from the beginning and honoured by the Guinness World Records as the world's longest-serving television actor, has been released from filming duties as a special thank you to the soap’s loyal New Zealand fans.
Coronation Street On Stage follows the fortunes of two of Weatherfield’s finest families: the Barlows and the Platts, and features all your favourite characters past and present including Edna Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Hayley and Roy, Richard Hillman, Jack Duckworth, Bet Lynch, Steve, Karen, Becky and many more.
Relive your favourite moments from The Street - see Tony Gordon’s tangled web of relationships with the Connors unfold, the tram run over Alan, Richard kill Maxine and Gail marry Brian, Martin, Richard and Joe. Directed by Fiona Buffini , Coronation Street On Stage! features over 55 characters.
“It does for one institution what the Reduced Shakespeare Company did for another...Huge fun” - Guardian.
A funny and affectionate romp through 50 dramatic years, Coronation Street On Stage! is written by award-winning playwright and Coronation Street scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey (Canary, Beautiful Thing, Closer to Heaven,Gimme Gimme Gimme), and directed by Fiona Buffini (The Two Gentlemen of Verona - RSC, Dinner - National Theatre and West End, The Playboy of the Western World - National Theatre and 39 Steps - West Yorkshire Playhouse and West End).
“A must for any Coro fan!” - Jenny Mcalpine (Fizz).