Cast gather for Kay Mellors Band of Gold rehearsals

The cast of Kay Mellor’s BAND OF GOLD gathered on the steps of Leeds Grand Theatre, to mark the start of rehearsals for the stage adaptation of the 90’s TV drama that will premiere at The Grand from Thursday 28 November to Saturday 14 December.

Laurie Brett (EastEnders, Waterloo Road, Les Miserables), Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Playing the Field, Calendar Girls), Kieron Richardson (Hollyoaks, Heatbeat), Shayne Ward (Coronation Street, Rock Of Ages, X Factor winner), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, The Mill), Andrew Dunn (Dinnerladies, Coronation Street) and newcomer Emma Osman will all star in the production.

Band of Gold was the ground-breaking drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV in March 1995 starring (amongst others) Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson and Samantha Morton. The nail-biting thriller tells the story of a group of women – Carol, Rose, Anita and Gina – as they battle to survive whilst working in a notorious red-light district. With a killer on the loose it’s a battle to survive!

Band of Gold is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thursday 28 November to Saturday 14 December 2019.
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Image: Ant Robling.