EastEnders’ actress Jessie Wallace is going on tour, but not as Kat Moon! Jessie’s been signed up in the award-winning musical Chicago. Find out where she and other soap stars are appearing on stage
Jessie Wallace joins her former EastEnders colleague, John Partridge, who played Christian Clarke in Walford and stars as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn Flynn in Chicago, plus former Corrie and Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon, who plays lead character Roxie Hart.
And that trio aren’t the only ex soap stars strutting their stuff on stage either! Click the links to find out where to see the shows.
Corrie legend Kevin, who won hearts as unlucky-in-love Curly Watts, joins the touring musical version of hit film The Commitments. He’ll play the father of lead character, Jimmy Rabbitte, and the UK tour starts in October 2016.
Natalie Anderson and Michael Greco
Natalie, who played Alicia Metcalfe in Emmerdale, and Michael, who played EastEnders hunk Beppe Di Marco, are among the cast of new musical, Exposure, which is ‘a mind-blowing musical about fame and how one click can change your life or steal your soul!’ The show is currently running at the St James Theatre in London.
Gary Mavers and Alex Fearns
Gary, who played the evil Gordon Livesy in Emmerdale, and Alex, who played wife-beater Trevor Morgan in EastEnders, will be providing more chills and suspense in a touring theatre production of whodunit, Rehearsal for Murder. The production tours the UK until the end of October.
Former Corrie star Andrew, who played Weatherfield villain Frank Foster, is playing Captain Von Trapp in a touring production of The Sound of Music until October.
Emmerdale ex Lisa, who played the still-missed Mandy Dingle in the Dales soap and wowed fans on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, will guest star in the touring show Keep Dancing.
The ex Emmerdale star has had a diverse career since leaving the Dales seven years ago, appearing in a number of Brit horror films, but she’s currently back on the stage in London. You can see Roxanne and former Hollyoaks star Carly Stenson at the Park Theatre in Some Girls, the story of a man undertaking a journey across the USA to right the many wrongs of his past relationships.