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Michael Starke as Nurse Nellie
Brookside, The Royal, Coronation Street

Michael Starke gained legendary status as Sinbad in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, a role he played for sixteen years. He went on to star in ITV’s The Royal, and then Coronation Street.

On stage, Michael recently starred in the national tour of the hit West End musical Hairspray, playing the role of Edna Turnblad, and then the national tour of Sister Act. In 2016, Michael Starke spent the Christmas season at the Liverpool Playhouse in a new musical The Star. Michael has headlined pantomimes up and down the country over the years, and is delighted to be ‘frocking up’ once again to play dame in panto at the Barbican.


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