FORMER Coronation Street and Dinner Ladies actress Sue Devaney is to star alongside young Royton talent Sam Glen in an award-winning production at the Coliseum.

Oldham Theatre Workshop exports Sue and Sam — who appeared on BBC1’s prime time Take That musical audition show, Let It Shine, and CBBC’s World’s End — are appearing in Tom Well’s The Kitchen Sink in February.

Sue plays Kath, a mum who has her hands full looking after daughter, Sophie, (Emily Stott) and son, Billy, played by Sam, while juggling two jobs and experimenting in the kitchen.

This play really does have everything — including the kitchen sink — as well as sushi for Christmas dinner, a hip hop fanatic gran and a revealing painting of Dolly Parton.

It comes from one of Britain’s most exciting young writers, Tom Wells — who won multiple awards when first presented in 2011 — and is an irresistibly funny, modern, family drama about big dreams, small towns and looking after each other.

Sue, who played Gracie Fields in the Coliseum’s Our Gracie in 2016, said: “When I knew my favourite local theatre, the Oldham Coliseum, was doing The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells I was over the moon.

“Kath, my character, is a warm-hearted, funny and hard-working mum who loves her kids unconditionally. She reminds me very much of my dear mum who died 13 years ago.

“It’s a slice of real life with quirky eccentricities which a lot of families possess. It’s a play full of hope, humour and love. I’m playing the mum, I’m playing my mum . . . she would have loved this play.”

Will Travis (This is England, Channel 4; the Coliseum’s 2017 production of Hard Times; and recently Ghosts at Manchester’s HOME) plays Kath’s husband Martin and former Hollyoaks actor David Judge appears as character Pete. The play runs from February 9 to 24.