Friday, 20 October 2017

Corrie hunk stars in UK's first all-black Guys and Dolls

Now then, I don't often refer to Coronation Street actors on this blog as "babes" or "hunks" but, well, Ray Fearon was a hunk. Is a hunk.  He played car mechanic Nathan Cooper on Corrie for just over one year from 2005-6 and you can find out more about him here.

Since leaving Corrie, RSC-trained Ray has starred in a whole host of top quality productions including the Disney film Beauty and the Beast. And now, he's going to star in the UK's first all-black production of the musical Guys and Dolls in which he'll play the lead role of Nathan Detroit.

This Christmas director Michael Buffong transports the smash-hit musical GUYS AND DOLLS up-town to 1939 Harlem in the UK’s first all-Black cast production of this iconic show. The reimagined GUYS AND DOLLS is developed with the award winning hip-hop dancer and choreographer Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and runs from 2 December – 27 January.

The press night for this tale of the New York underground will be Wednesday 6th December, 7.30pm at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

See the whole cast and find out more here.

Ray Fearon has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and was the first Black actor in four decades to play the title role in Othello at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1999. In addition to other RSC productions such as Hecuba and Julius Caesar, his stage credits include A Raisin In The Sun (Royal Exchange Theatre) and Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe). His film credits include Beauty & The Beast, The Foreigner and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. His TV work includes Da Vinci’s Demons, Snatch and Coronation Street.

Ray also starred in Strictly Come Dancing - how did he do? Find out here!

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