Three legendary actresses recently came together for a night at the theater, leading to a reunion of former and current cast members of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
The show’s 20-year-old police sergeant Emma Watts, portrayed by Angela Lonsdale, shared a photo of herself on Instagram with pals Denise Welch and Sally Dynevor. The three were taking in a production of To Wong Foo The Musical, which Angela strongly suggests, at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre.
With @denise_welch, @sallydynevor, @joeandwill5678, @healytymd, and @hopemilltheatre, it’s always the best night at the theater, she tweeted.
Visit @towongfoostage; it’s currently available and you’ll adore it! #towongfothemusical #livetheatre #hopemilltheatre #gosee #amazing.
Based on the cult hit To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar from 1995, the play narrates the tale of three drag queens who, when their car breaks down on route to a drag contest, turn a town upside down (in a good way).
Joe Houston, who owns the theater with his partner Will Whelton, is shown with the Corrie three. Actor Louis Healy, Denise’s son, also joined them.
Fans of soap operas have most recently seen Angela in Hollyoaks, where she portrayed Gill Holmes, the mother of serial murderer Joseph (Olly Rhodes). This was after her time on the cobbles. Additionally, she had an appearance in Holby City as the eccentric “Scary Sue” Buchanan.
From 1997 till the present, Denise Welch, a frequent panelist on Loose Women, portrayed Natalie Barnes on Coronation Street. The Rovers Return landlady stunned viewers by ending her previously stable marriage to Sally Webster and entering into a turbulent relationship with garage mechanic Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell).
It’s evident that the ladies who portrayed the competitors in love are close friends in real life, even if Sally may never have forgiven Natalie.
Since her debut in 1986, Sally Dynevor has remained a regular of the soap opera. Tim (Joe Duttine), the spouse of her character Sally Metcalfe, just endured a horrifying trauma at the hands of multiple killer Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce).
Tim was in grave risk of being just another victim in the current plot, which saw Stephen ultimately receive the retribution he had been seeking since he claimed Leo Thompkind (Joe Frost).
Stephen threw him into the boot of his car and left him for dead when he came too near to discovering what Stephen had been up to and exposing him.
Sally is happy to see her husband again, but she also has to deal with the realization that Tim will take a long time to recover from the trauma Stephen caused him.