Matt Healy and Roxanne Pallett star in Amanda Whittington’s heart-rending Satin ‘n’ Steel at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre this April.
Amanda Whittington’s play tells the story of jaded veteran performer Vince Steel who has been working the Northern club circuit for years, but his career has never quite reached the dizzy heights he dreamed of. When he meets aspiring karaoke singer Teena, he takes her on as his protégée in an attempt to add some glamour to his act, and it works.
As singing duo Satin ‘n’ Steel, Vince and Teena look like they’re heading straight to the top. Together they feel like they can achieve anything, and the pair fall deeply in love. But just when it seems all Teena’s dreams will come true, Vince’s guilty secret threatens to burst their bubble and shatter everything they have worked so hard for.
Amanda’s work has been performed at the Coliseum before, Be My Baby was here in 1998 and two other Coliseum shows - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (2006) and Ladies Down Under (2007) – were both written by Amanda.
Roxanne will be playing Teena Satin, one half of Satin ‘n’ Steel. Roxanne found fame as the feisty Jo Stiles inEmmerdale. Her portrayal as a victim of domestic violence during Jo’s relationship with Andy Sugden earned her six nominations including Best Actress and Best Storyline. Her recent stage work includes The Vagina Monologues and the lead in the national tour of Rock Around the Clock. Roxanne also wowed audiences on the 2009 series of Dancing on Ice.
Matt will be completing the twosome by playing Vince Steel. Matt became a household name in 2004 asEmmerdale’s scheming Matthew King until his untimely death in 2008. Matt’s theatre credits include Abigail’s Party at the Coliseum in 2003, Inside Job (2010 Tour) and The Murder Game (The King’s Head, 2009).
Hilarious and heart-rending, and packed with hope, jealousy and love, Satin ‘n’ Steel is an exploration of the cruel realities lurking behind the glamour of show business.
Photos by Ian Tilton