Ex-EastEnders and Coronation Street stars are now busybodies

PUBLISHED: 15:01 05 February 2011

Former EastEnders and Hollyoaks star Gemma Bissix will appear in Busybody at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage as part of the February play season

Former EastEnders and Hollyoaks star Gemma Bissix will appear in Busybody at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage as part of the February play season

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FORMER stars of soaps EastEnders and Coronation Street will appear on stage in Stevenage next week in a comedy thriller.

Former Coronation Stree actress Tracy Shaw will appear in Busybody at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage as part of the February play season

Ex-lads’ mags favourites Gemma Bissix and Tracy Shaw feature in the second play of the annual February season at the Gordon Craig Theatre.

Tracy, of Coronation Street fame, and one-time EastEnders and Hollyoaks babe Gemma star in Busybody.

Tracy played hairdresser Maxine Peacock in the ITV soap, while Gemma was the stepdaughter of geeky Nigel in Albert Square and also skated in the 2009 series of ITV hit show Dancing on Ice.

Brought to the stage by Ian Dickens Productions, Jack Popplewell’s comedy thriller runs from Tuesday until Saturday, February 12.

Busybody will play at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage as part of the February play seasons

It centres on a meddlesome cleaning woman who keeps telling the police how to mind their business and who steps forward with the right evidence in every pinch.

She lives in the basement of the office building she cleans and one night finds a body.

By the time the police arrive, there is no body and no evidence.

The wrong alarms are sent out, murdered men turn up alive, and the whole thing is chalked up to the cleaning woman’s imagination – until an unidentified body is discovered on a distant hill and the cleaning woman uncovers more evidence during the course of her duties.

Is the company owner staging his own murder? Or did he kill his wife’s lover? And where do the two female assistants fit in?

To find out the answers, see Busybody at the Gordon Craig.

Tickets start from £16.50 and are available from the box office on 01438 363200 or online from the Gordon Craig’s website, click on link above right.


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