Ockerbys on Ice launch party, Dukes Theatre in Lancaster
PUBLISHED: 10:28 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:28 28 November 2016
The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster launched its new season with their latest homegrown production, The Ockerbys on Ice.
Ockerbys on Ice launch party
Back row: writer Debbie Oates, director Joe Sumsion and cast member David Crellin. Front row: cast members Lynsey Beauchamp, Karen Henthorn and Jack Hartley
Christine and James Mackie
Claire Leather, Dolly-Rose Campbell, Jim Cartwright, Melanie Hill and Debbie Oates
Corinthe Newman, Robert Webb, Sian Johnson, Adrian Newman and Carole Webb
David Neilson, who plays Roy Cropper in Coronation Street, with Ockerbys on Ice playwright, Debbie Oates, who also writes for Coronation Street.
Janet Hampson, Jenny Platt and Rupert Hill
Jenny Fisher, Mike Fisher, Gary Rycroft, Morgane and Claire Cozler
Joe Sumsion, Coun Robert Redfearn, Linda Redfearn and Ivan Wadeson
Karen Henthorn (centre) with members of Manchester Actors Platform, Kate Milligan, Karl Camilleri, Simon Naylor, John Tueart and Gill Powell
Roberta Kerr and Graeme Bond
Russell Richardson, Julie Edwards and Graham Edwards
Simon McElligott, Gareth Cassidy and Natalie Morrell
The new play, by Coronation Street scriptwriter, Debbie Oates, focused on an ordinary couple given a second chance at life thanks to cryonic freezing.
Playing Dennis and Viv Ockerby were Bolton’s David Crellin and Oldham-born Karen Henthorn, who played Teresa Bryant in Coronation Street for three years. Among the guests during the opening week of the production were Coronation Street regulars, David Neilson, Melanie Hill and Dolly-Rose Campbell, as well as playwright, Jim Cartwright.