Monday, 24 January 2011

Corrie stars back on the cobbles

Alec teaches Raquel to pour a pint
Picture: ITV
Today it was announced that Roy Barraclough, best known as Alec Gilroy but who also played a number of other Corrie roles including the man who sold Stan Ogden his window cleaning round, will play the role of Narrator in the UK tour of Jonathan Harvey's Corrie! stage play.  He will be on stage in Cardiff, Southampton, Bradford and Malvern.

Other narrators announced so far are Ken Morley (Reg Holdsworth) and Gaynor Faye (Judy Mallet). You can read a full interview with Roy, touching on his career (he celebrates 50 years in show business this year), his Corrie days and the forthcoming play at http://markllewellin.blogspot.com/

I saw the play when it premiered at the Lowry and it was fantastic.  I understand that it now includes the tram crash too!

5 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

We're seeing it in Cambridge next month, can't wait!

John McE said...

I wish I knew who was doing the narrating at Cambridge. I'd gladly pay to see Roy Barraclough doing it, but if it's Ken Morley (who I understood it would be), I'd rather not bother.

Nurse Florence Ganderpoke said...

Me too Flaming!

Anonymous said...

It's Gaynor Faye opening the show in Cambridge

Scott said...

I'm just gutted that it's not touring in Scotland! Saw it in Manchester and it was amazing. Would love to see it again - especially as the tram crash has been added. Although Alan Bradley being hit by the tram was the best bit of it.

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