CORONATION Street’s Julie Hesmondhalgh is to star in an award-winning production by a new playwright.

The Almighty Sometimes is Kendall Feaver’s professional debut which scooped the Judges’ Award in the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2015.

It is coming to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester from February 9 to 24 and is about a young woman called Anna who has a regimented life of medication and a label that has defined her.

Anna, played by Norah Lopez Holden, wants to take back control while her mum Renee (Hesmondhalgh) is not quite ready to let go.

Julie Hesmondhalgh is best known for playing Hayley in Coronation Street.

She has also been in Broadchurch and Happy Valley and recently finished filming Peterloo with Mike Leigh.

Norah Lopez Holden was last seen treading the boards at the Exchange in Our Town. She was also in Ghosts at Home, Manchester.

Before The Almighty Sometimes, Kendall Feaver made a name for herself with short plays which she performed everywhere from Islington Youth Theatre to Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.

n The Almighty Sometimes is at the Royal Exchange from February 9 to 24.

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