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‘Coronation Street’ musical ‘Street of Dreams’ for revival?

By Sam Rigby

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The Coronation Street musical Street of Dreams may be about to return.

The original production ended just two days into its run after producers Reckless Entertainment were faced with financial problems, and subsequently went into administration.

According to The Stage, administrators Chantrey Vellacott DFK are now seeking “expressions of interest from parties interested in promoting and putting on a musical from the original concept of Street of Dreams“.

The original musical starred Paul O’Grady, as well as the soap’s stars Bill Roache, Kym Marsh and Julie Goodyear.

Adrian Hyde, from the administrators, said: “The Coronation Street brand remains hugely popular and the show itself was a big seller, despite its problems. We are hopeful that with a fresh approach from an experienced operator the show could achieve the success that the creators had hoped.

“We look forward to working with interested parties to put together an agreement that can satisfy all the major stakeholders, and deliver a return to creditors.”

The company that wins the rights to the musical must either stage the musical in its original form, or a form that is agreed on by ITV and the administrators.

ITV commented: “The rights to Street of Dreams – the Coronation Street Musical are subject to a pre-existing licence with ITV. A further full licence agreement will need to be agreed with ITV (in the event of a successful bid) and the format, musical and script will also be subject to agreement with ITV.”

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