Stage show of groundbreaking crime drama comes to region
BAND of Gold – the stage adaptation of Kay Mellor’s multi award-winning ITV series – will enjoy a week-long run at the Darlington Hippodrome early in the new year.
First aired on ITV in March 1995, the show starred 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.
When one of their colleagues is murdered, they need to find the killer before they strike again.
The stage version features a star-studded cast including Gaynor Faye, (Emmerdale, Playing the Field, Calender Girls), Laurie Brett, (EastEnders, Waterloo Road, Les Miserables), Kieron Richardson, (Hollyoaks, Heartbeat), Shayne Ward, (Coronation Street, Rock Of Ages, X Factor winner) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, The Mill).
Band of Gold was adapted for stage following the unprecedented sell-out success of another of Kay Mellor’s works – Fat Friends The Musica.
She has teamed up with producer Josh Andrews for Band of Gold, which the author directs.
Band of Gold runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Monday, January 27, to Saturday, February 1.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to book call 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome .co.uk.