The Emmerdale actress will lead the cast in the world premiere production of Philip Correia’s play at Theatre503 from the 30th August. 

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Everyone says Sid and Viv’s house is dangerous, weird and a bit freaky. So why does Dunney think it feels like home?

He lives in Blyth, voted “Second worst town to live in Britain in ’92”.

His school, the police, even his parents don’t want him.

Nobody does.

Until he meets Sid and Viv.

Casting for the production is also set to include Patrick Driver,Aimee Kelly, Joe Blakemore, Ryan Nolan and Sarah Balfour.

Philip Correia’s play is a story about lost kids and coming of age in an uncertain world – one of post truth, ethical uncertainty, ‘broken’ families and impending war and  for this world premiere production is directed by Jonny Kelly.

It is Correia’s debut play and  was a runner up in the 2015 Papatango Prize. Philip Correia is best known for his work as an actor with the National Theatre, West End, regionally and on screen. Talking about the play he said: “We’ve gotten so accustomed to the message of division in the U.K. we’ve forgotten how to imagine. We can change the message through inclusion. That’s the story of Sid and Viv. This play is about community. It’s about inclusion and laughter and people.”

The creative team for the production includes set and costume design by Jasmine Swan, lighting by Peter Harrison, sound by Richard Bell and is produced by Emma Murton.

Charlie Hardwick (Viv) is best known for her role as Val on ITV’s Emmerdale. Her previous stage credits include Cooking with Elves, Live Theatre/Adam Kenwright; Cabaret, Live Theatre.

Patrick Driver’s (Sid) stage credits include A Tale of Two Cities, Regent’s Park Theatre and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Apollo Theatre.

Sid & Viv will play at the Theatre503 from the 30th August until the 30th September. For more information visit:



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