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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Corrie's Vernon joins Son of a Preacher Man tour


We reported last month that Debra Stephenson, who played Frankie Baldwin in Coronation Street, was joining the stage cast of Son of a Preacher Man when it goes on tour this year.  You can read more on that here.

Now we can reveal that another ex-Corrie actor will be joining Debra on stage. 

Remember Liz's boyfriend Vernon? The one who sang 'Don't Fall Into The Mason's Arms' to her Actor Ian Reddington will be joining the cast of Son of a Preacher Man too.



Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood.

Son of a Preacher Man today announces that EastEnders and Coronation Street star Ian Reddington will create the role of Simon in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers and Debra Stephenson in the 2017 tour, with a date at Sunderland Empire (19-23 September 2017).

Ian Reddington is best known for playing Tricky Dicky in EastEnders and Vernon in Coronation Street, with other roles in popular TV programmes including Dr Who, Shameless, Benidorm, Inspector Morse, Robin Hood, Outlander, The Queen's Nose and The Dumping Ground. On stage, Ian has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has toured the UK with Bouncers, Dead Funny and Oh What a Lovely War. His film credits include cult film Highlander.

Interestingly, Corrie writer Jonathan Harvey has penned another musical based on the life of Dusty Springfield too. You can read more on that here.

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2 comments:

Jan said...

I liked Vernon, I thought he was one of Liz's nicer fellas. Can someone remind me why he left please?

dulyquoted said...

"In June 2008, Liz and Vernon separated after Liz got cold feet about purchasing a nightclub and their marriage. Vernon then moved out of the Rovers and was offered a spare room in Lloyd's flat above Streetcars. Liz and Vernon then decided to just be mates.

"At the start of September 2008, Vernon tried to woo Liz back by singing her a song, (Don't Fall Into) The Mason's Arms, alluding to Liz and Harry Mason's near-fling.

"In September 2008, Vernon discovered that a record label were interested in his song. However, his happiness was short-lived after he saw Liz and Harry in a passionate clinch in the back room of the Rovers, dashing all hopes of a reconciliation. On the following day, 22 September, Vernon decided to leave Weatherfield. He made several more attempts to convince Liz to go with him, however, she was more interested in a planned date with Harry Mason that evening. Eventually, Vernon left Liz a note telling her he would park his van at the end of the street at 8pm and stay there until 8:20pm. Liz had Deirdre read the note to her and was then let down by Harry who took wife Clarissa out instead. At 8:20, Vernon said a final goodbye to Lloyd and drove out of Weatherfield, Liz was too late to catch him." - Wikipedia

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