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X Factor winner JOE McELDERRY to guest star in "STREET OF DREAMS" the live Coronation Street musical event at Metro Arena Newcastle


X FACTOR WINNER JOE MCELDERRY TO GUEST STAR IN
"STREET OF DREAMS"
THE LIVE CORONATION STREET MUSICAL EVENT
METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE – 29 and 30 MAY 2012


X Factor winner and singing sensation Joe McElderry will make a guest performance in Street of Dreams – the live musical celebration of Coronation Street, when it tours to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on 29 and 30 May.

Singing the beautiful finale song ‘Ghost - Take My Hand’, written by Street of Dreams composer Trisha Ward, celebrating the iconic characters that have made Coronation Street one of the UK’s best loved soaps. Joe will lead an all-star cast, which includes Paul O’Grady, Julie Goodyear and Kevin Kennedy.

 Speaking on his excitement at joining Street of Dreams Joe said:
"I'm such a huge fan of Coronation Street, it's been a huge part of my life since I was a child, so to be a part of this amazing musical homage is really exciting.  I can't wait to be stood on stage in my home town alongside the cast of Corrie singing this beautiful finale number. It's an honour."

Street of Dreams is a live musical celebration of Britain's best-loved soaps and receives its world premiere at the Manchester Arena on 9 and 10 May before embarking on a spectacular tour visiting Dublin’s O2 Arena, Belfast’s Odyssey Arena and the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.

Starring faces from the UK's most famous street, past and present including Julie Goodyear, Kevin Kennedy and Brian Capron, Street of Dreams is hosted by the country's favourite entertainer Paul O'Grady.

The show will feature a 25-piece orchestra playing music by award-winning musical writer, composer and lyricist, Trisha Ward and is directed by Academy Award winning film and stage director, John Stephenson (5 Children & IT and Animal Farm). A dazzling West End cast will be choreographed by Olivier award winners Stephen Mear and Karen Bruce.

Tickets are on sale now at www.streetofdreams.co.uk or direct from the venues below:

9 and 10 May 2012 Manchester Arena
Box Office 0844 847 8000 www.mcr-arena.com

18 and 19 May 2012 O2 Arena, Dublin
Box Office 0818 719 300 www.theo2.ie

21 and 22 May 2012 Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Box Office 028 9073 9074 www.odysseyarena.com

29 and 30 May 2012 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle –
Box Office 0844 493 6666 www.metroradioarena.co.uk

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