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News Corrie!, Comedy Celebrating 50th Anniversary of TV Soap "Coronation Street," to Begin U.K. Tour Corrie!, a new comedy written by playwright Jonathan Harvey that is described as an affectionate tribute to five decades of the U.K. TV soap "Coronation Street," will go on an extensive national tour, beginning performances at Cambridge's Arts Theatre Feb. 10, 2011.

It will then continue to Liverpool, Bromley, Sheffield, Bath, Birmingham, Woking, Manchester, Nottingham, Richmond, Cardiff, Darlington, Ipswich, Northampton, Bradford, Southampton, Stoke, Brighton, Hull, Malvern, Dublin, Killarney and Castelbar.

According to publicity materials, the show follows the fortunes of two of Weatherfield's finest families, the Barlows and the Platts, and features all the favorite characters past and present including Ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Hayley and Roy, Richard Hillman, Jack Duckworth, Bet Lynch, Steve, Karen and Becky and many more. It features many of the show's iconic moments, including the tram running over Alan, Tracy killing Charlie, Todd kissing Nick and Gail marrying Brian, Martin, Richard and Joe.

As well as such plays as Beautiful Thing and Canary Wharf, the musical Closer to Heaven and the TV series "Gimme Gimme Gimme," Harvey has also been a long-time scriptwriter for "Coronation Street" itself.

"Coronation Street" was first broadcast Dec. 9, 1960, with an episode that was transmitted live. Over 7,300 episodes have followed.

The cast is still to be announced. For full details on the tour and box-office contact details, visit

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