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Full casting announced for the UK tour of Kay Mellor's Band Of Gold

The cast of Band of Gold

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the UK tour of Kay Mellor’s Band Of Gold, which receives its world premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

The production will then tour for ten weeks in 2020, opening at Nottingham Theatre Royal on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Leading the cast will be Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Playing the Field, Calendar Girls), Laurie Brett (EastEnders, Waterloo Road, Les Miserables), Kieron Richardson (Hollyoaks, Heatbeat), Shayne Ward (Coronation Street, Rock Of Ages, X Factor winner), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, The Mill) and Andrew Dunn (Dinnerladies, The Full Monty).

They will be joined by Emma Osman, Olwen May, Steve Garti, Joe Mallalieu, Mark Sheals, Shareesa Valentine, Virginia Byron and Marc Parry.

Band of Gold was the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV. Starring (amongst others) Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson and Samantha Morton, the ground-breaking crime drama captivated the nation, with bookmakers taking bets on the identity of the killer before the final episode!

This new, murderous but at times heart-warming and humorous stage adaptation, tells the story of a group of women – Carol, Rose, Anita and a young mother, Gina – as they battle to survive whilst working in a notorious red-light district with a killer on the loose. When one of their colleagues is murdered, they need to find the killer before they strike again.

Following the unprecedented sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, producer Josh Andrews and Kay Mellor have teamed up again for Band of Gold, which will be directed by Mellor. Set design is by Janet Bird, with costumes by Yvonne Milnes, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Mic Pool and music by Hal Lindes.

The production will run at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday, November 28 to December14, 2019, before touring to Nottingham, Salford, Darlington, Southampton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes and Bath.

For more about Kay Mellor and the cast, visit www.youtube.com/.