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    Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley to star in self-penned play

    EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley swaps the Cobbles for the boards as she stars in a new play she wrote alongside host of soap legends

    She left Coronation Street in search of new projects before appearing on the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

    And Catherine Tyldesley’s latest venture is a brand new play, which she has written and will be starring in next month for a 10 performance run.

    The former Coronation Street star, 37, will be joined by a host of former fellow soap stars in the play, including Sue Johnston, Paula Lane and Samantha Giles. 

    How exciting! Catherine Tyldesley's latest venture is a brand new play, which she has written and will be starring in next month for a 10 performance run

    How exciting! Catherine Tyldesley’s latest venture is a brand new play, which she has written and will be starring in next month for a 10 performance run

    Stephen Rahman-Hughes and West End leading lady, Jodie Prenger are also slated to be appearing in the new play, called The Ceremony.

    The Ceremony was filmed on stage at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall will stream online for just 10 performances starting from 13th December.  

    All proceeds from the play will be donated to Acting For Others – an organisation who have been strongly hit by the pandemic, as well as the Theatre Artist Fund and Leeds Heritage Theatres. 

    Fitness fanatic: Catherine showcased the hard work that goes into being a leading lady on as she took to Instagram to share a sensational snap earlier this month

    Fitness fanatic: Catherine showcased the hard work that goes into being a leading lady on as she took to Instagram to share a sensational snap earlier this month

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    Speaking about her new venture, Catherine Tyldesley says, ‘I’m super excited about my first play going into production! 

    ‘I wrote ‘The Ceremony’ during lockdown. I’ve managed to assemble my dream cast along with one of my all-time favourite directors, the brilliant Lee Salisbury. 

    ‘Writing has always been close to my heart and to finally see my words brought to life by such incredible talent, is nothing short of a dream come true. 

    ‘I’m hopeful people will love the play as much as we do and I’m thrilled we can raise money for the arts at the same time.’

    Line up! The former Coronation Street star, 37, will be joined by a host of former fellow soap stars in the play, including Sue Johnston, Paula Lane and Samantha Giles

    Line up! The former Coronation Street star, 37, will be joined by a host of former fellow soap stars in the play, including Sue Johnston, Paula Lane and Samantha Giles

    The Ceremony: The Ceremony was filmed on stage at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall will stream online for just 10 performances starting from 13th December.

    The Ceremony: The Ceremony was filmed on stage at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall will stream online for just 10 performances starting from 13th December.

    The synopsis of the play, reads: ‘Following a string of appearances on daytime chat shows and armed with fifty quid’s worth of Ayahuasca from Bury Market, the scene is set for Donna to make her first ever attempt to contact the spirit world..

    ‘What could possibly go wrong? The evening soon derails into chaos, tears and laughter, as her oblivious guests purge themselves of their hidden ghosts.’

    Catherine recently showcased the hard work that goes into being a leading lady on as she took to Instagram to share a sensational fitness snap.

    The former soap star donned a matching set of green and black leggings and sports bra that showed off her gym-honed abs. 

    Behind the scenes: On Monday Catherine shared a BHS look at rehearsals for the play

    Behind the scenes: On Monday Catherine shared a BHS look at rehearsals for the play

    Behind the scenes: On Monday Catherine shared a BHS look at rehearsals for the play

    Woman of many talents! Catherine left Coronation Street in search of new projects before appearing on the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing (pictured with co-star James Cracknell)

    Woman of many talents! Catherine left Coronation Street in search of new projects before appearing on the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing (pictured with co-star James Cracknell)

    The actress held her arms in the air and clenched her biceps in order to reveal the full extent of her magnificent form. 

    Catherine grinned at the camera for the photograph, with a light slick of gloss and eyeliner accentuating her natural beauty.  

    Explaining the significance of her gym pose, Catherine explained in the caption that she has recently reached a fitness milestone.

    The brunette beauty penned:  ‘It’s taken such a long time after a huge battle with hormonal imbalances/injuries/ meds a few months back. But… my fitness is finally getting back on track!!!’ 

    Tickets to watch The Ceremony at-home can be purchased online. 

    A milestone: Explaining the significance of her gym pose, Catherine explained in the caption that she has recently reached a fitness milestone

    A milestone: Explaining the significance of her gym pose, Catherine explained in the caption that she has recently reached a fitness milestone 

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