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1968 Corrie by Jack Rosenthal was the bridging name given to the staging of three Coronation Street episodes performed as part of a short festival entitled “Midwinter Lass Fest” at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester in January 2012. The pub, well known locally as a fringe arts venue, staged a month's worth of plays and events with part of them specifically in tribute to the work of Jack Rosenthal, including a performance of Hot Fat, a Play for Today from 1974 for which the tapes no longer exist at the BBC.
Granada gave permission for the first time ever to stage performances of its scripts in 2011 and the three episodes were performed in the main bar, doubling as the set of the Rovers Return Inn with the paying audience effectively acting as the extras. The three episodes chosen (and the dates staged) were:
- Episode 777 (9th and 15th January - four performances in total)
- Episode 778 (10th and 15th January - four performances in total)
- Episode 788 (11th, 12th and 15th January- five performances in total)
June West, the programme’s Casting Director, was also responsible for choosing the following actors, some of who had appeared in the television programme itself, to play the parts in the three episodes:
- Dave Dutton as Jack Walker
- Emma Edmondson as Lucille Hewitt
- Joan Kempson as Hilda Ogden
- Christine Barton-Brown as Annie Walker
- Russell Dixon as Ena Sharples
- David Crowley as Dennis Tanner
- Colin Connor as Len Fairclough
- Geoff Dignan as Ray Langton
- Kathryn Worthington as Emily Nugent
- Tom Burroughs as Jerry Booth
- Jeni Howarth Williams as Elsie Tanner
- Jo Mousley as Linda Cheveski
- Val Tagger as Minnie Caldwell
- Terry Naylor as Ernie Sutton
The plays were directed by Helen Parry.