5 Mar 2010

Coronation Street to be made into stage show

4:33 pm on 5 March 2010

Coronation Street is to be made into a stage show to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.

ITV announced the two hour production will take fans through the 7000 episodes and 2000 storylines over the years.

Coronation Street Abridged Live will open at the Lowry Theatre in Salford in August. It will not feature any past or present TV cast members.

Executive producer Kieran Roberts said the show would be a "treat" for fans.

The show will also tour Britain. It will be written by playwright and long term Coronation Street scriptwriter, Jonathan Harvey.

The BBC reports he will attempt to include all the favourite storylines over the years, as well as popular characters such as Ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Bet Lynch and Curly Watts.