Coronation Street tour up for grabs at auction

Auction of Promises.'Dukes patron Cherylee Houston, who was once a youth theatre member and now plays Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street, will give up to four people a tour of the soap set.
Auction of Promises.'Dukes patron Cherylee Houston, who was once a youth theatre member and now plays Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street, will give up to four people a tour of the soap set.

A CORONATION Street tour by one of its stars, luxury minibreaks, a private cinema screening and a day as a racehorse owner could be yours, courtesy of a Lancaster theatre.

The Dukes, Moor Lane, which is a registered charity, will host its first auction of promises on March 30.

Among the treats to bid for are a fun sail in Morecambe Bay, a candlelit tour of Leighton Hall, a recording session and even a year’s supply of sweets.

A spokesman for the Dukes: said: “If you fancy a little quality rest and relaxation, some of the region’s most stylish hotels are offering short breaks and there’s also some foodie treats to tantalise the taste buds.

“The more unusual offers include a specially composed personal theme tune, a full-day consultation with an architect, a chance to record your own radio news bulletin, one-to-one scriptwriting support from an award winning playwright and a tailormade poem.

“And as this is a Dukes fundraiser, there’s plenty of theatrical treats to bid for.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (15-03-12) for full story.