Corrie's Katie McGlynn bags exciting new show with Casualty and Game of Thrones stars | The Sun

CORONATION Street star Katie McGlynn has landed an exciting new role.

The actress – who played Sinead Tinker in the ITV soap – will be making her professional stage play debut in this World Premiere production of Wish You Were Dead.

Katie, 29, who has had a number of big-time telly roles, including Becky Quintin in Hollyoaks and Jodie Allen in Waterloo Road, will play the role of Cleo Morey from May 2 at the Leeds Grand Theatre.

The TV star said: “I can’t think of a better way to make my stage play debut than with this brilliant and thrilling Peter James masterpiece and am so excited to be performing alongside such an incredibly talented cast.

"I’m really looking forward to visiting theatres all over the country, witnessing the audience reaction to the many twists, turns and edge-of-your-seat moments in the show.”

Katie will be starring alongside big names including Casualty and Holby City star George Rainsford, portraying DSI Roy Grace and Game of Thrones' Clive Mantle as Curtis.


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She will then performing at top theatres across the UK until the tour concludes on July 29 at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre.

The Waterloo Road star will be taking over the role of from Giovanna Fletcher, who will be performing the role on tour from February 16 through to April.

Wish You Were Dead follows five successful stage plays and the critically acclaimed smash-hit primetime ITV series Grace, which are all based on the best-selling novels by the UK's number one crime author.

This will be the sixth stage adaptation of James’ novels – making it the most successful crime thriller stage franchise since Agatha Christie.

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The stage play of Wish You Were Dead follows DSI Roy Grace and Cleo Morey as they take a much- needed holiday together.

They are hoping for a few days away from their dark worlds of murder and the mortuary.

But their dream escape turns out to be the holiday from hell, as the past comes back to haunt them.

She bid goodbye to Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in February last year – just nine months after joining the cast as Becky.

Her Corrie character Sinead was killed off the ITV soap in a dramatic cervical cancer storyline four years ago.

She also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, partnered with Spanish professional dancer Gorka Marquez for series 19.

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