Wednesday, March 21

Kym Marsh & Jodie Prenger playing Elsie Tanner in Corrie Musical

Kym Marsh who plays Michelle Connor in Coronation Street is transforming herself into Weatherfield’s scarlet woman and street siren Elsie Tanner.

Marsh will play Elsie in her younger years, while West End diva Jodie Prenger will play her as an older woman (during the 1980s).  The musical will premiere in Manchester at the MEN Arena on May 9th and 10th and then visit the Dublin 02 Arena (18th & 19th May): Belfast Odyssey Arena (21st & 22nd May) and Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (29th & 20th May).

Elsie was played by the late Pat Phoenix for more than 20 years. Talking about her new role Miss Marsh said: ‘The strong, determined and indomitable women have always defined Coronation Street right from the very first episode to the present day and Elsie Tanner will go down in history as one of the most gossiped about women in Weatherfield. She’s left some rather big stiletto shoes to fill but to have the opportunity to represent such an iconic character of yesteryear on a stage of this scale is an absolute honour."

Miss Marsh began her career as a singer and joined pop group Hear’Say after winning the ITV reality show Popstars in 2001.

The new musical will be hosted by Paul O’Grady and also appearing in Street of Dreams will be Coronation Street veterans Julie Goodyear who played Bet Lynch on TV, Kevin Kennedy who was Curly Watts and Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow.

Songs included in the show are Tony Warren's iconic Opening Episode featuring Ena Sharples, Elsie Tanner and Annie Walker, Woman Stanley Woman - Hilda and Stan Ogden's posh second honeymoon at the Savoy Hotel, He's My Man - a catfight on the cobbles between love rivals Elsie Tanner and Bet Lynch, Norman Bates With A Briefcase - featuring serial killer Richard Hillman, Cunning Clever Crafty - Jack and Vera's "blind date" with Jack as the suave 'Vince Fontaine' and spectacular Moulin Rouge homage and Sweet Butterfly featuring lovelorn knicker factory worker Sean Tully.

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