Cel­e­brat­ing 57 years of ‘The Ken Bar­low Ef­fect’

Journal Pioneer - - PRINCE COUNTY -

“Coro­na­tion Street” le­gend William Roache is cel­e­brat­ing 57 years of “The Ken Bar­low Ef­fect” and is in­clud­ing a visit to Sum­mer­side as part of that celebration. He will be ap­pear­ing on the Har­bourfront The­atre stage on May 29 for a 7:30 p.m. show.

To fans of the world’s longest-run­ning tele­vi­sion drama, Roache sim­ply is “Coro­na­tion Street.” He has played Ken Bar­low for more than 57 years, ever since the first episode of ‘Cor­rie’ pre­miered Dec. 9, 1960.

His por­trayal of the of­ten­con­flicted pa­tri­arch of the trou­bled Bar­low clan – a frus­trated in­tel­lec­tual with a life­long way with women – has earned ac­co­lades and nu­mer­ous awards.

It’s made Roache one of Bri­tain’s most-beloved ac­tors, a TV ti­tan pop­u­lar among the loyal fol­low­ers of the kitchen-sink drama seen in dozens of coun­tries and air­ing week­nights and Sun­day morn­ings in Canada on CBC.

This in­ti­mate one-on-one on­stage in­ter­view al­lows Roache to give fans a rare glimpse into his per­sonal life.

He will be shar­ing sto­ries about his ex­pe­ri­ences on the fa­mous set and re­flect­ing on the plot­lines and the ac­tors he has worked with over five decades, many of whom are equally adored by loyal au­di­ences. “We’re pleased to wel­come ac­tor William Roache MBE (Mem­ber of the Order of the Bri­tish Em­pire) to Har­bourfront this May,” says Kieran Keller, Har­bourfront The­atre’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

“If you’re a fan of ‘Cor­rie,’ you won’t want to miss this spe­cial event.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about “Coro­na­tion St. Le­gend William Roache MBE: The Ken Bar­low Ef­fect” in Sum­mer­side May 29, visit har­bourfrontthe­atre.com, call or visit their box of­fice (902888-2500) which is open Mon­day to Fri­day, 12 to 5 p.m.


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