ACTORS who have appeared in Coronation Street, the world’s longest running TV soap, have set up their own visionary theatre company.

Gemma Green, 42, and Emily Hunter, 41, from Holmes Chapel, want to create their own productions that will address important social issues and create a more inclusive and welcoming space for everyone.

Moonstone Theatre will celebrate its launch with a debut performance of ‘Enough’ at The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival next month.

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The pair aim to focus on promoting diversity, inclusion and social change.

Moonstone Theatre aims to be a platform for local emerging artists, providing them with opportunities to showcase their talent and amplify their voices.

Knutsford Guardian: Actors Emily Hunter and Gemma Green have launched their own theatre company to address social issuesActors Emily Hunter and Gemma Green have launched their own theatre company to address social issues (Image: Craige Barker)

Gemma, who runs a website business, said: “We have both had parts in Coronation Street and do bits on screen when we can.

“Emily trains teachers and is a talented writer.

“We both thought why don’t we set up our own theatre company more opportunities.”

Gemma played a court clerk on TV in scenes screened this week featuring Coronation Street’s latest drama over an acid attack.

Moonstone’s debut play is powerful and captivating and delves deep into the complexities of modern society.

A virtuous police officer is confronted with the ultimate decision - choosing between her career and her beliefs, amidst the insidious presence of institutionalised misogyny.

The drama promises to captivate audiences with its gripping narrative, compelling characters, and timely themes that resonate with the challenges faced by women in today's world.

Written by Emily Hunter, the play presents a thought-provoking exploration of the pervasive impact of gender biases on every aspect of our society.

The play follows the journey of a young police officer, whose commitment to justice is tested as she becomes entangled in a web of institutionalised misogyny.

Audiences will witness her struggle to navigate the corrupt systems that permeate her life, forcing her to question her own beliefs.

‘Enough’ will premiere at The Kings Arms in Salford at 7pm on July 11 and 12.

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