KYM Marsh is to star in a new stage version of the thriller Fatal Attraction which will be at Manchester Opera House in February.

The former Coronation Street star will play Alex Forrest, the role made famous by Glen Close in the Eighties’ hit movie which also starred Michael Douglas.

For this new stage version Kym will be joined by another Coronation Street regular, Oliver Farnworth, as her lover Dan Farnworth with Susie Amy playing his wife Beth.

The highly-charged thriller involves on a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and becomes obsessed with him.

It is the latest grip-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller from the producers of the tours of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight and Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train.

Director Loveday Ingram said: “Audiences today will no doubt respond differently to the ‘bunny boiler’ character Alex, made famous by Glen Close, and the debate it ignites today will be very different from 1988 as our awareness of mental health has progressed significantly

Kym Marsh played the role of Michelle Connor in ITV’s Coronation Street for 13 years, winning numerous awards. She recently appeared in BBC1’s The Syndicate and has presented Morning Live on ITV.

Oliver Farnworth played Andy Carver in TV’s top soap for three years and toured in The Girl On The Train which came to The Lowry in 2019.

Fatal Attraction, Manchester Opera House, February 21 to February 26. Details from