Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Faye's Pride as Gareth Takes to Palace Stage

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Faye's Pride as Gareth Takes to Palace Stage

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THE Palace Theatre holds plenty of fond memories for Coronation Street favourite Faye Brookes - and now she can add another one to the collection.

Faye, who plays Kate Connor in Corrie, was proud to revisit the theatre where she once worked as an usher and where she starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek the musical in 2014.

This time the Urmston actress is here to support her singer boyfriend Gareth Gates as he stars as Willard in the hit 80s musical Footloose.

Gareth, who shot to fame in the singing show Pop Idol in 2002, is in the very same dressing room that Faye had for her role as Princess Fiona.

She said: "My first ever job was here. I feel like I have come 360 degrees.

"Our families and the Corrie crew were here to watch the show.

"I remember decorating this dressing room when I was Princess Fiona. …

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