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Kay Mellor's Band of Gold to be adapted into new stage play at Leeds Grand Theatre

The thriller is set in Bradford's red-light district

Kay Mellor

Kay Mellor will return to Leeds Grand Theatre in November to present a new stage adaptation of her hit TV series Band of Gold.

The TV show, which first premiered in 1995 where it was seen by over 15 million people on a weekly basis, is set in Bradford and tells the story of four women – Carol, Rose, Anita and Gina – as they work in the red-light district. The original cast starred Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson and Samantha Morton and the show ran for three series.

The new stage adaptation will run at the Leeds Grand from 28 November to 14 December 2019, with casting and creative team to be announced. Mellor said: "I get asked once a day if I'm going to bring Band of Gold back. My answer will now be yes, on stage at The Grand Theatre! I'm thrilled that it's going to premiere in my home town."

The piece follows in the footsteps of Mellor's Fat Friends The Musical, which also premiered at the Leeds Grand Theatre in 2017.