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Published: 17 April 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Kin folk: writer Christine Mackie with her cast, Kerry Willison-Parry and Roberta Kerr

Kin is a new play by Lancaster-based actor Christine Mackie which runs at The Dukes in the city from May 25–28.

It’s Christine's second play and sees three women in their 60s, who have all trod the Coronation Street cobbles, join forces to première a dark comedy about power, money and succession.

Christine was Weatherfield’s Dr Gadass, and Kin is directed by Sue Jenkins who played barmaid Gloria Todd in the soap. It also features Roberta Kerr who, as Wendy Crozier, seduced Ken Barlow in 1989.

Roberta plays newly-widowed Kay opposite Kerry Willison-Parry as Steph. The sisters-in-law meet for the first time in years at a family funeral but nothing could prepare them for the revelations that lie ahead.

Kin follows the success of Christine’s Best Girl, a semi-autobiographical work based on her experience as the daughter of a World War Two veteran who took his own life. Christine’s own daughter, Lois, played the lead in the production which toured and played to sell-out audiences in Edinburgh.

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  • Kin - Christine Mackie (Best Girl Productions)