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See All Creatures Great and Small at Windsor

PUBLISHED: 16:50 03 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:51 03 April 2014

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All Creatures Great and Small opens at the Theatre Royal, Windsor from 20 to 31 May at the start of a UK tour.

This dramatisation of the popular books and BBC series sees Coronation Street’s Oliver Mellor play vet James Herriot alongside a star cast.

Set against the idyllic background of the North Yorkshire Dales, the close and hard-working community, homely farmhouses and rowdy public houses were expertly captured in a series of novels which sold in their millions worldwide before being made into two films and the classic BBC TV series.

Joining Mellor are TV regular and Blue Peter favourite Mark Curry as his blustering but good-natured boss, Siegfried Farnon and Lee Latchford-Evans of pop sensation Steps as his roguish younger brother Tristan Farnon.

Clare Buckfield (2Point4 Children) plays James’s eventual wife, Helen, and Susan Penhaligon takes on the role of the wonderfully eccentric client Mrs Pumphrey accompanied, of course, by her beloved and highly indulged lap dog Tricki-Woo.

Mellor, who played Dr Matt Carter in Coronation Street, swaps checking the pulses of the residents on the famous cobbled street for midnight call outs in Darrowby. We follow as he risks life and limb to save a herd of prize cattle or poisoned pigs, and with them the livelihoods of the practice’s eccentric clientele before enjoying a well-earned pint in the Drovers Arms.

See www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk.

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