EastEnders favourite’s emotional rollercoaster on stage
PUBLISHED: 21:35 02 February 2011
A FORMER EastEnders baddie is playing a terminally ill cancer sufferer in an emotional rollercoaster of a play in Stevenage this week.
Leslie Grantham, better known for playing the devious Dirty Den in Albert Square, heads an all-star cast alongside Vicki Michelle, of ’Allo ’Allo! fame, in Ron Aldridge’s That’s Love – the first half of the February Play Season at the Gordon Craig Theatre.
The play, which opened last night (Tuesday) and runs until Saturday, tells the tale of a disbanded all-singing all-dancing comedy trio in their later years, as they look back to the ‘good old days’.
With song and dance routines, stand-up comedy, bitter-sweet romance, and ‘grumpy old men’, That’s Love will entertain, and confirm the old romantic adage that ‘truth will out’.
Leslie, who performed in Dad’s Army at the Lytton Way theatre last March, said: “It’s a very touching piece and believe it or not – as my character is terminally ill with cancer – there’s laughter in it.
“It’s a fun piece and a fantastic cast.
“It’s good to be back in Stevenage – the audience really enjoy their theatre.”
Tickets for the show, which is on nightly at 7.45pm, as well as 2.30pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday, range from £16.50 to £20.50.
To book, call the box office on 01438 363200 or visit the Gordon Craig Theatre.
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