AN Ulverston actress will be sharing the stage with Coronation Street star Roberta Kerr in an upcoming play.

Kerry Willison-Parry will appear in the dark comedy KIN - a show about power, money, and succession.

Held at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, the show will be held from May 25-28.

The performance was written by Christine Mackie, who plays the GP on the cobbled streets, and is directed by former Coronation Street and Brookside star Sue Jenkins.

In this dark comedy about power, money and succession, Roberta plays newly widowed Kay opposite Kerry as Steph.

The sisters-in-law meet for the first time in years at a family funeral but nothing could prepare them for the revelations that lie ahead.

Roberta Kerr is to reprise her role as Wendy Crozier when she returns to the cobbles, more than 30 years after she first seduced Ken Barlow, breaking up his marriage to Deirdre.

She last appeared in the soap ten years ago as Wendy Papadopoulos.

Roberta’s latest Coronation Street storyline is being kept under wraps as she concentrates on her performance in KIN, written by Lancaster’s Christine who currently appears as Dr Gaddas in the soap.

Roberta said: "KIN is an intriguing story with a plot which constantly surprises.

“It twists and turns - you think it will go one way, and it could, but it doesn't.”

KIN has provided juicy roles for older actors. Roberta is in her sixties and Kerry is in her fifties.

Christine said: “It seems there's always some actress going on about lack of great parts for older women from Glenda Jackson to Gina McKee and I've written two terrific ones.”

The play is directed by another Coronation Street veteran Sue Jenkins, who played barmaid Gloria Todd from 1985-88 and is also in her sixties.

KIN is Christine’s second play following the success of Best Girl, a semi-autobiographical work based on her experience as the daughter of a World War Two veteran who took his own life. Christine’s own daughter, Lois, played the lead.

As well as writing KIN, Christine has produced podcasts featuring interviews with five women, including herself, who’ve made significant changes to their lives in their sixties.

KIN has been made possible with funding from Arts Council England and support from The Dukes where Christine has appeared in many productions and is one of their Honorary Patrons.

KIN runs from May 25-28 with a BSL performance on May 26 and a matinee on May 28. There will be a Q&A session with Christine and the cast after the May 27 performance.

To book tickets. priced £8-£15, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500, email or visit