Saturday, 2 April 2016

Coronation Street actors help create Soap in a Week

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog February 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) and Tisha Merry (Steph Britton) joined forces with Emmerdale’s Michelle Hardwick and Anthony Quinlan to help create Soap in a Week.

The creative partnership saw famous faces from Coronation Street and Emmerdale share the small screen with students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
The project saw 50 cast and crew work alongside 90 undergraduates and alumni to write, produce, act and direct a 15 minute drama. The filming took place across the University’s city centre campus, including the new outdoor ‘street’ – a purpose built facility which features external frontage of a pub, a shop and two houses.

Connor, who plays Corrie's Pat Phelan said: “It’s a fantastic initiative and one which I’m delighted to be part of. I have been really impressed with the commitment of the students. They have grasped this unique chance with both hands, they have been very professional in their attitude and they have worked so hard. It’s been a very professional set up and everyone should be proud of the work they’ve done.”

Take a look at some of the photos from Soap in a Week at the Flickr gallery.

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