Coronation Street musical shelved

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 May 2012
Kym Marsh

Street of Dreams star Kym Marsh

The 'Coronation Street' musical has been shelved after just two performances so that it can be reworked, but producers are hoping to reschedule future dates "very soon"

The 'Coronation Street' musical has been shelved.

The stage show, 'Street of Dreams' - which stars Kym Marsh, Julie Goodyear and Paul O'Grady - has had its future dates postponed after just two performances so it can be reworked, but producers hope to reschedule performances "very soon".

A statement read: "Following the world premiere in Manchester of 'Street of Dreams', the new musical event celebrating 'Coronation Street' that received standing ovations last week, Reckless Entertainment, the show's producers, are now keen to revisit the production and further develop ideas for the UK tour.

"As a result the existing dates have been re-arranged. New tour dates for Dublin, Belfast and Newcastle will be announced very soon. The producers would like to apologise to those who have already bought a ticket for the original tour dates and ask that they contact the venue directly."

The 'Street of Dreams' world premiere took place in Manchester last Thursday (10.05.12), but an email sent to cast and crew from Reckless Entertainment co-producer John Ward revealed disharmony among the show's backroom staff.

The email, seen by theatre industry website The Stage, said the production team were "far from happy with the show artistically and we are not prepared to take it out again in its present form".

It continued: "We will be re-working the show for dates later in the year.

"We had some mixed reviews but also some raves. But it needs to be changed."

The show - which also starred Kevin Kennedy and Katy Cavanagh - was due to be performed in Dublin, Belfast and Newcastle later this month.

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