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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Pics: Les Dennis as you've never seen him before

Les Dennis, who played Michael Rodwell in Coronation Street, has swapped the Street's most dysfunctional family for another one on stage.

Les is starring as Uncle Fester (pictured above) in The Addams Family musical.  The show starts its run in Edinburgh before a full UK tour.  You can find out the schedule here.

Samantha Womack will play Morticia in the show.

Speaking on this morning's Weekend show with Aled Jones, Les said that he'd gone for the full shave of his head rather than the agitation of wearing a bald wig eight times a week.

And talking about his exit from Coronation Street at the hands of evil Pat Phelan, Les said that he was glad he got that kind of exit rather than just waving out of the back of a taxi or dying in a chair at the Platt house.

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3 comments:

Newfy Pearl said...

Can we give Michelle her black hair back and send her to play Morticia? lol

Lee said...

Ohhh.... I hope my comment won't be deleted, but I am a bit upset to hear Les state he didn't want Michael to die on a chair at the Platt house. Most fans will remember our Alf Roberts died in the chair in the Platt house on New Years Eve. And sadly, the actor died shortly thereafter. I realize Les is referring to his fictional character Michael, but all the same, it's a bit insensitive. I'm touchy, I know :(

Newfy Pearl said...

Lee...I don't think he was the actor that he was insulting. I guess he just meant that he wanted to go out with a bang so to speak. Tracy's dad Ray died peacefully in the Rovers at Ken and Deirdre's wedding reception, but Mike Baldwin died on the cobbles in the arms of his nemises. I guess he just doesn't get it - us faithful viewers do not need the hype for a death on the street to be memorable.

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