Kevin Kennedy, famous for his role of Curly Watts in Coronation Street, is preparing to revive his life changing role in the show, Street of Dreams.
And Kevin is hoping that he can reprise his Curly character and return to Coronation Street full time in the future.
He says: “It’s no secret that I would love to come back to the Street, and it will probably happen at some point. I’m lucky that fans seem to really like the character.
“But I’m just happy for now to be involved in this world premiere and bringing Curly back to Manchester.”
Street of Dreams is a new musical that will have its world premiere at the M.E.N. Arena in March. The musical spectacular will see many Corrie favourites including Julie Goodyear, take to the stage to re-enact some of the long standing soap’s best known scenes.
Mancunian Kevin will combine his past and his present in the role. Although he is most widely known as Curly because of his 20 years on the street, he has also enjoyed a successful musical career on London’s West End in the Queen musical We Will Rock You.
He says: “It’s all come full circle really for me. I never thought I’d find myself as a musical theatre boy, it was never really my bag. I never thought I’d be in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chicago and now We Will Rock You, it just never crossed my mind in the past as I was always more of a comedy actor. But I have to say I thoroughly enjoy the musicals.”
Kevin has some time off from We Will Rock You so that he can join in with the Street of Dreams premiere.
“It’s big, it’s spectacular, that’s why it’s got to be in an Arena setting. It’s just a beautiful piece of work and very complimentary to what Coronation Street is all about.
“They couldn’t have had the world premiere anywhere else but Manchester, could they? And I think a Manchester audience takes things really to their hearts.”