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Friday, 18 May 2012

Paul O'Grady slams Corrie musical

Oh dear. It just keeps getting worse.  After the Corrie musical Street of Dreams was announced this week as being postponed in an email leaked to The Stage, the show's narrator, Paul O’Grady has spoken out, labeling the show “bedlam” and accusing the musical's producers of being “incompetent, inept and unprofessional”

He also revealed that the majority of the cast have yet to be paid and urged Ward, who is the managing director of the show’s production company Reckless Entertainment, to “pay up”.

“That is what is killing me. I can afford it, but they [the cast and crew] can’t." he says. "I feel like screaming out, ‘Pay your crew.' That is what is sickening me. And there were people on this for whom this was their first job, and I had to tell them it’s not like this all the time.”

He also revealed that when the production opened there was no complete script in place, with the performer claiming he had to “cobble stuff together” during the Manchester performances. He added that the set was unfinished, and that cast members were asked to provide their own costumes for the show.

And even if the musical does come back to the stage, Paul O’Grady said he is unlikely to be part of it.

“I don’t think I could to tell you the truth, I have been poisoned so much. We all feel like we have been thrown down the rabbit hole, gone through some crazy wonderland, and come out the other side saying, ‘What was that about?’.”


Read Paul O'Grady's full interview at The Stage website

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