Corrie star joins Martyn Hett play

Published: 20 April 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Sonia Ibrahim, best known for playing Coronation Street’s Mel Maguire, has joined the cast of Hope Theatre Company’s #BeMoreMartyn: The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo.

The play about Martyn Hett, who lost his life in the Manchester Arena bombing, is embarking on its second UK tour which finishes with a homecoming run at The Lowry in Salford June 20–22.

The production is verbatim, taken word-for-word from interviews with eight of Martyn’s closest friends. They will take audiences on a journey from the cobbles of Canal Street to his legendary Eurovision parties celebrating Martyn’s favourite divas along the way.

Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls (Audrey Roberts) and Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus are among celebrities that feature.

Ibrahim will take over the part of Rachel from Corrie alumna Paula Lane who is currently starring in the national tour of Kinky Boots.