Get ready Coronation Street fans … the Croppers are coming to River Rock! Portrayed by David Neilson and Julie Hesmondhalgh, the Croppers have become two of the television show’s most beloved characters. David has been playing the colourfully eccentric “Roy Cropper” on the popular British soap opera since 1995 while Julie joined the show as “Hayley Patterson” in 1998. Soon after her debut, “Hayley” not only won the hearts of fans but “Roy” became quickly smitten with her as well resulting in their wedding the following year.
Coronation Street – which centers around the domestic lives of the working class who reside in the fictional town of Weatherfield – premiered in the UK on ITV Granada Television in 1960 and was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. By the late 60’s, the series began airing internationally in Australia and New Zealand as well as in Canada on CBC Television. In 2010, the series became the world’s longest-running television soap opera in production when CBS’s As the World Turns was cancelled in the United States.
In a lively and interactive format, David and Julie will share behind-the-scenes stories on Corrie’s cobbles followed by a Q&A with the audience. Whether you’re a casual viewer or a lifelong fan, this is one show to mark on your calendar. Don’t miss Coronation Street: An Audience with the Croppers live at the River Rock Casino Resort on June 14, 2013.