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'Coronation Street' 'Street of Dreams' musical tour 'will go on'

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Coronation Street musical Street of Dreams will continue, co-producer Trisha Ward has insisted.

Speaking to The Stage, the composer bullishly claimed that the production will be "a box office hit".



She confirmed: "It's only postponed, as we appear to have a box office hit on our hands. We sold thousands of tickets for the opening night and thousands going forward.

"What we are doing is working day and night to resolve all the outstanding issues, and to put the amended show and script on stage for the thousands of fans queuing up to see it.

"Now things have calmed down, I am excited - or beginning to be excited - about the prospect of our original vision being put onto the stage."

Ward revealed that the reason behind the show's shock postponement was the threatened departure of lead Katy Cavanagh. It is unclear whether Cavanagh has actually left the production.

Katy Cavanagh in her guise as "Angel of the North" for Street of Dreams.

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Paul O'Grady and Cilla Black leave Scotts restaurant in Mayfair, London

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"The reason we could not continue with the tour is that, on Friday, May 11, we received an email saying our leading lady was pulling out of the production," Ward recalled. "She was unhappy about many different things, and to be honest, I don't blame her, as so was I."

Meanwhile, Ward also verified rumours that narrator Paul O'Grady changed the Street of Dreams script, but refused to say he had been sacked.

"Our star agreed to learn the script but completely overturned it in the rehearsal process," she added. "I saw this script that had been approved by ITV and written by myself and this top writer, Damon, disintegrate in front of my eyes." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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