Soap star treads the boards for musical

A Coronation Street star will be swapping the cobbles of Manchester for the luxury of a cruise liner.

Kate Anthony in Anything Goes
Kate Anthony in Anything Goes

Kate Anthony, best known for her role as Pam Hobsworth in the TV soap, is to appear in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, coming to the Royal & Derngate from Monday, May 11 to Saturday, May 16.

The story sees Billy Crocker discover his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to an English aristocrat. He stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?

Kate said: “I have spent a lot of my career playing rather dowdy northern women, and those are the roles I normally get.

“This was a fantastic contrast as it is a musical and full of glamour.”

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