Julie’s getting blindsided

Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh is to star in the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s world premiere of the new Simon Stephens play Blindsided.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 29th December 2013, 12:09 pm
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Julie Hesmondhalgh

Best known for her long-running stint as Hayley Cropper in the ITV drama – which comes to a dramatic end on screen early in the New Year – she will appear on stage in this new production which runs from Thursday, January 23 to Saturday, February 15 2014.

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A devastating play about families, obsessive love and betrayal, Blindsided centres on a girl growing up in a battered part of Stockport in a battered time at the end of the ’70s. She falls in love with the man who will break her heart.

Tickets, starting at £10, are available from www.royalexchange.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0161 833 9833.