Actress Faye Brookes has shared exciting news with her fans – her first role after leaving the famous cobbled streets of Coronation Street behind.
Faye, who plays Kate Connor, will be leaving the ITV soap in the coming weeks, but it won’t be long before she’ll be performing again.
On Tuesday (June 11), the 31-year-old revealed she’ll be appearing in panto as Snow White.
Faye will be starring opposite Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph – wicked witch, natch – and Joe McElderry as The Spirit in the Mirror.
Faye, who is engaged to former Pop Idol star Gareth Gates, told her 154,000 Instagram followers that she’s heading to Birmingham Hippodrome this festive season.
She wrote: “Here it is… The official announcement of @brumhippodrome Panto 2019 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Book tickets now; https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/. Come join us this Christmas #snowwhite #sing #dance #act #pantomime #birmingham #theatre #qdospantomimes #panto #love.”
Fans were quick to congratulate her, with one responding: “Snow White never looked so beautiful 💞💞 You’re going to be amazing.”
Another said: “Oh my god you look so sweet 😭 Congratulations Faye, you’ll smash it!”
“I can’t wait to watch you,” typed a third.
Lesley Joseph + @joemcelderry91 + @Faye_Brookes and more to star in Snow White at @brumhippodrome. The show will run from 21 Dec 2019 – Sunday 2 Feb 2020. Tickets are on sale now. MORE > https://t.co/n18Gv0S7iA pic.twitter.com/cqwEo3js5f
— Birmingham What's On (@WhatsOnBrum) June 11, 2019
Faye is expected to leave Coronation Street in September, with the door being left open for her to come back.
She recently told The Sun that she was hoping to return to musical theatre.
She said: “I’m really grateful to Corrie to leave it open-ended, because it means I could come back. But I might go on to do more television.
“Who knows if I could go back to my old roots of theatre. I miss live musical theatre, I miss singing, I miss dancing. I really am excited about what could come next.”
Before starring in Corrie, Faye was known for her work in the theatre and starred in Grease, Shrek and Legally Blonde.
She announced she was leaving the ITV soap earlier this year.
Faye explained: “Thanks to everyone for your amazing support but, after four fabulous years in Weatherfield, it’s time for me to explore new opportunities.
“I’ve loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while and so with a song in my heart I’m off to pastures new.”
Thanks to everyone for your amazing support, but after 4 fabulous years in Weatherfield it's time for me to explore new opportunities, I've loved playing Kate Connor, but she needs a break for a little while and so with a song in my heart I'm off to pastures new. #kana #corrie♥️
— Faye Brookes (@Faye_Brookes) April 30, 2019
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