Thursday, 3 September 2015

Les Dennis to take break from Coronation Street

Les Dennis is taking a break from Coronation Street early next year.

The actor, who plays Michael Rodwell in Corrie, is taking a break from soap to star on stage in a new show at Liverpool's Royal Court.

Les has been given a sabbatical from the Street to appear alongside Drew Schofield in Alan Bleasdale’s Down the Dock Road next spring.

Les told the Liverpool Echo: “I’m delighted that ITV Coronation Street have allowed me a short sabbatical to step away from the cobbles to pursue one of my all time dreams.”

Royal Court chief executive Kevin Fearon said: “Alan Bleasdale has been such an important writer for Liverpool that we are always looking to produce one of his plays. Les Dennis came to me with the idea and when I asked Andrew Schofield he jumped at the chance to be in it. This is a great show and we can’t wait to get started.”

Down the Dock Road is at the Royal Court from March 11 to April 9. Tickets on sale here.

Read about all the other Corrie actors who are leaving, taking a break or joining the show.

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vintgal003 said...

Nice for him to pursue a dream of his....maybe when he rtns. to the cobbles....he and Gail will get back together ??

Catman said...

That would be great, along with Kev and Sal.

Anonymous said...

No offence to the actor who portrays him. But I simply cannot stand Michael and do not want to see him back!

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