Coronation Street set for anniversary stage show

Thursday March 4, 2010

British soaps are pulling out all the stops for their anniversary celebrations this year.

Last month EastEnders aired its first-ever live episode, and now Coronation Street is taking it one step further.

Producers are adapting the Manchester soap into a stage show in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

The two-hour production will whisk fans through the 7,000 episodes and 2,000 storylines it has featured over its five decades on air.

Written by playwright and long-term Coronation Street scriptwriter Jonathan Harvey, the show will kick off in Salford's Lowry Theatre in August before touring the rest of the UK.

"The very heart of British television has been beating with the pulse of Coronation Street for 50 years. That's a lot of memories, a lot of drama, a lot of poignancy and a lot of laughter," said the show's executive producer.

"I'm thrilled at the prospect of bringing to life on stage all the great stories and characters of 50 years of Coronation Street, and I'm sure the play will be a real treat for Corrie fans as well as a great night out in the theatre".

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