Stage set for Coronation Street Abridged Live!

The entire 50-year history of the ITV show Coronation Street (Corrie) will be packed into a new stag

All the trials and tribulations will be condensed into just two hours.

The Coronation Street Abridged Live! will take the audience through more than 7,000 episodes and 2,000 storylines, and is penned by Coronation Street script writer Jonathan Harvey.

The play will kick off in August at the Lowry Theatre in Salford before touring the country.

Weatherfield favourites including Ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Bet Lynch and Curly Watts, and Corrie villains such as Richard Hillman, Alan Bradley and Tracy Barlow will feature in the production.

The cast of the play will not include any current or past actors from the programme, and Coronation Street's executive producer Kieran Roberts will oversee the stage show.