It's only been a couple of weeks since we saw her totter off the 'Corrie' cobbles for good, but Katherine Kelly is already treading the boards in her first post-soap role.
The actress is starring in 18th century farce 'She Stoops To Conquer', which is playing at London's National Theatre until 21 April.
Kelly plays Kate Hardcastle, with 'Benidorm' and 'League Of Gentlemen' star Steve Pemberton as her father and Sophie Thompson, known to millions of 'EastEnders' viewers as Stella, playing her mother.
The comedy follows Pemberton's Hardcastle as he attempts to match his daughter with the son of an old and respected friend. However, a series of misunderstandings sees potential son-in-law Marlow mistake Hardcastle for an innkeeper and his daughter for a barmaid.
Pemberton is excellent as the increasingly exasperated father who finds himself caught up in the story's tangled web, while Thompson draws belly laughs as Mrs Hardcastle.
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