Former Cornation Street star Steven Arnold is to star in Broken Strings, a heartwarming, dramatic, thought provoking drama that opens at London’s Tabard Theatre in September.
Following the death of her husband, Rose, is persuaded by her daughter, Susan, to move in with her and her husband David, who she has never got on with in their small two up two down.
Rose believes Susan married beneath herself, but because of his love for Susan, David reluctantly agrees to the idea.
With tension in the house already at breaking point, Susan falls terminally ill. Her dying words to David are; “Take care of Mum, promise me you won’t put her in a home…”
Broken Strings is the story of how two people damaged by bereavement, finally discover the truth about themselves, begin to understand one another better and deal with the pain they are both going through.
Written and directed by Joe Wemborne, will premiere at the Tabard Theatre, West London for a three-week season from September 6.
Broken Strings features two of the most endearing stage and TV actors in a “tour de force” of emotion.
Steven Arnold is best known for playing Ashley Peacock in Coronation Street for 15 years. He was nominated for Most Popular Actor at the National Television Awards in 1999 and Most Popular Actor at The British Soap Awards in 2003.
He was killed off in the tram crash in the 50th anniversary live episode.
Arnold is currently playing Sydney Chaplin in the UK tour of The Charlie Chaplin Story. His other theatre credits include Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; CSM Rivers in The Accrington Pals and Steph Aston in Thick as Thieves (Best Fringe Production, Manchester Theatre Awards 2015); writer Terry Ravenscroft in Cissie and Ada: An Hysterical Rectomy, a stage show based on Cissie and Ada, the characters played by Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough.
Linda Clark played the Carrionite Witch in Doctor Who, Jackie Busher in That Peter Kay Thing and Janet Dent in Coronation Street. On stage, she played Aunty Ivy in several national tours of Girls Night Out and its sequel, Girls’ Night Out in lbiza, Rita in The Real Monty Keeps It Up.
Broken Strings runs from September 6-24.