Suranne Jones gets hot and heavy on stage in raciest role to date

What would DC Bailey say Suranne Jones gets hot and heavy on stage in raciest role to date

By
Fay Strang

PUBLISHED:

22:26 GMT, 17 April 2013

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UPDATED:

06:49 GMT, 18 April 2013

She’s known for wearing dowdy suits while playing serious detective Rachel Bailey in hit crime drama Scott & Bailey.

But that’s all about to change for Suranne Jones as she takes to the stage in urban love story Beautiful Thing.

The actress ditched the suits and slipped into a short leather skirt as she got amorous in front of famous faces during the play’s press night at the Arts Theatre on Wednesday.

Racy: Suranne Jones gets romantic with Oliver Farnworth on stage in her new play Beautiful Thing

Racy: Suranne Jones gets romantic with Oliver Farnworth on stage in her new play Beautiful Thing

Suranne plays Sandra in the play as it returns to the West End to celebrate it’s twentieth anniversary.

The comedy is set during a hot summer on a Thamesmead housing estate, where love blossoms in some very unexpected places.

And judging by images of the press night, the former Coronation Street actress is just one of those who finds love or lust at least.

Bed scene: Suranne appears on stage wearing just a silk dressing gown which is a far cry from the suits she wears for Scott & Bailey

Bed scene: Suranne appears on stage wearing just a silk dressing gown which is a far cry from the suits she wears for Scott & Bailey

Growl: The play is celebrating it's twentieth year and the latest revival sees the Coronation Street actress play Sandra

Growl: The play is celebrating it's twentieth year and the latest revival sees the Coronation Street actress play Sandra

One shot shows the 34-year-old sitting on a chair in the sexy skirt while a topless Oliver Farnworth, who plays Tony, kisses her bare leg.

Another shows her in the bedroom in just her dressing gown having what looks like a row with Jake Davies who plays her son Jamie.

But while she’s getting on very well with Tony, things don’t look so peachy between her and a female co-star who she is seen putting in a headlock.

Fight: Another scene shows the actress putting Zaraah Abrahams in a headlock in the play which is set during a hot summer

Fight: Another scene shows the actress putting Zaraah Abrahams in a headlock in the play which is set during a hot summer

The play also stars Waterloo Road Zarah Abrahams and Holloaks’ Oliver Farnworth.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, the play first premiered back in 1993 and instantly sold out before moving on to other theatres.

Over the years many actors, who have gone on to have incredible successful careers, starred in the play including Jonny Lee Miller, Hugh Bonneville, Andrew Garfield, and Rhys Ifans.

Different look: Suranne plays DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey with Lesley Sharp as DC Janet Scott

Different look: Suranne plays DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey with Lesley Sharp as DC Janet Scott

This isn’t Suranne’s first foray into theatre, she has also starred in A Few Good Men, Terms Of Endearment, Blithe Spirit and Top Girls.

Kimberley Wyatt, Claire Sweeney and Melanie Sykes were amongst those to attend the press night.

Beautiful Things runs from April 13 until 25 May 2013 at the Arts Theatre.

Support: Kimberley Wyatt was seen attending the press night on Wednesday evening

Support: Kimberley Wyatt was seen attending the press night on Wednesday evening