Coronation Street hitting the stage!

Long running ITV soap Coronation Street is to be adapted into a stage show to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

Coronation Street Abridged Live will open at the Lowry Theatre in Salford from August 12 2010, which will be 2 hours long show. Show will not feature any TV cast members from present or past.

Coronation Street’s executive producer Kieran Roberts said: “The very heart of British television has been beating with the pulse of Coronation Street for 50 years. That’s a lot of memories, a lot of drama, a lot of poignancy and a lot of laughter.

“I’m thrilled at the prospect of bringing to life on stage all the great stories and characters of 50 years of Coronation Street and I’m sure the play will be a real treat for Corrie fans as well as a great night out in the theatre.”