A SOAP star from Bury is set to star in a new stage version of a 1987 cult comedy film.

Nikki Sanderson, pictured, who played Candice Stowe in Coronation Street and Dawn Bellamy in Heartbeat, will appear in Rita, Sue and Bob Too at the St Helens Theatre Royal, from October 17 to 28. The all-star cast also includes Tina Malone, from Shameless, and Paul Opacic, from Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.