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Soap rivals Connor McIntyre and Les Dennis reunite for panto as Cinderella's Ugly Sisters

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Pat Phelan and Michael Rodwell didn't get on well at all in Coronation Street.

So much so it led to Michael's death in 2016.

But thankfully in real life, it's a very different story and Connor McIntyre (Pat) and Les Dennis (Michael) have been announced as pairing up on stage as Ugly Sisters in a production of Cinderella.

So it looks like we're going to see a very different side of the Street’s resident bad boy, who will be hoping to raise a few laughs as he takes on the comic role.

The Corrie killer first joined the ITV soap in 2013 and has since solidified his reputation as one of Soapland’s ultimate baddies.

As well as Coronation Street, McIntyre has also starred in The Governor, A&E, Murder City, See No Evil, Wire in the Blood, Law and Order, London’s Burning and Casualty.

His film roles include The Be All and End All and Charlie Noads R.I.P while his stage work includes appearances in The Comedy of Errors, One for the Road and Harry’s Christmas.

He will join Dennis as the mean but funny sisters of Cinders, whose only wish is to go to the ball.

Michael Harrison, managing director of Qdos Entertainment’s pantomime division, said: “I’m thrilled that we have managed to secure Connor and Les to lead our Opera House pantomime this year.

“They are a great double act and will bring lots of laughter to the production as the ultimate baddies -I’m sure that Manchester audiences, young and old, will enjoy booing and hissing them.”

Manchester’s Opera House will host the panto from December 8 to 30, with the rest of the cast yet to be revealed.

Sheena Wrigley, theatre director at the Palace Theatre and Opera House Manchester, said “We’re absolutely delighted that Qdos Entertainment are back for a second year. Qdos are known for their stunning sets and costumes, as well as their impressive special effects, so we’re excited to present another high-quality production to our audiences.

“Connor and Les are two extremely talented and experienced performers and also have a great connection to Manchester, making them the perfect choice for our Ugly Sisters.”

Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes, plays at the Opera House from December 8 to 30 .

Tickets are from £12. For more information visit www.atgtickets.com/Manchester.

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