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Coronation Street - Street of Dreams with Paul O'Grady


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Russell Watson confirmed for Manchester Arena World Premiere

Salford born singing sensation Russell Watson has been unveiled as the star guest performer for the world premiere of Coronation Street's live musical event Street of Dreams.

Street of Dreams will debut at Manchester Arena on Wednesday 9 May with the world premiere on Thursday 10 May. Tickets, priced from £25.00 - £60.00, are on sale now.

Renowned worldwide as the "people's tenor", Russell is the UK's best selling classical artist ever and is the first artist to hold the number one slot simultaneously in the UK and USA in the classical genre. His debut album The Voice held the top spot for a record 52 weeks before being ousted by his own follow up album Encore which consequently spent a further 26 weeks at number one.

Following his international success, Russell is set to jet back from the US, where he'll be performing at the White House Memorial Concert, to his home turf of Manchester for two nights only to headline the stunning finale song Ghosts - Take My Hand.

Russell Watson said: "It's an incredible privilege to be asked to be a part of something so amazing and unique.  Coronation Street was a prominent fixture in the Watson household whilst I was growing up so any opportunity to combine such an iconic brand with exquisite music is one I'd never hesitate in taking on. I'm so looking forward to coming home and joining old friends on stage - I doubt there'll be a dry eye in the house!"

The highly anticipated announcement comes just weeks after it was revealed Kym Marsh and West End star Jodie Prenger would be joining old Street favourites Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch), Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) and Brian Capron (Richard Hillman) to depict the iconic tart with a heart Elsie Tanner for the premiere in Manchester.

Street of Dreams is the live musical tribute to Britain's best-loved soap and will be staged with a spectacular recreation of the iconic TV set with outstanding visual effects. It will feature a 25-piece orchestra playing music by award-winning musical writer, composer and lyricist Trisha Ward and is directed by Academy Award winning film and stage director John Stephenson (5 Children & IT and Animal Farm). A dazzling West End cast will be choreographed by Karen Bruce and Stephen Mear.

Street super-fan Paul O'Grady will guide the audience through momentous events in Corrie's history in his own inimitable style with the help of his right-hand wing woman Julie Carp (played by Katy Cavanagh) as the "Angel of the North".