Coronation Street musical stars still not paid
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 July 2012
Stars including Kym Marsh and Julie Goodyear have still not been paid for partaking in the 'Coronation Street' musical
Stars of the 'Coronation Street' musical have still not been paid.
Kym Marsh, Julie Goodyear and Paul O'Grady all appeared in the show before it was postponed indefinitely after poor reviews of the script, and actors' union Equity have been locked in talks with production company Reckless Entertainment to make sure the actors see the money they were promised.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Equity have been involved for weeks now but no agreement has yet been reached and the cast fear they might never get the cash they are owed.
"They paid all the expenses out of their own pockets, learnt all their lines and turned down others projects to be part of this. It's been a huge blow, both professionally and financially."
Earlier this year Reckless said they would be re-arranging the dates, but none have yet been sorted.
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."