Based on the smash-hit, critically acclaimed BBC One drama that entertained millions of viewers over four series, the world premiere of Kay Mellor’s final stage play, The Syndicate, tours the UK for 15 weeks from April to July next year. TV and stage star Gaynor Faye, Kay’s daughter, makes her directorial debut, bringing her mother’s stage adaptation to life, in this moving comedy drama.

The Syndicate tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lottery syndicate numbers come in, just as their jobs and livelihoods are under threat. Will a share of the jackpot make their dreams come true or their nightmares a reality? One thing’s for certain, the win of a lifetime will change the lives, loves and relationships of the syndicate members forever.

As the final play created by legendary writer Kay Mellor (pictured below), The Syndicate follows in the footsteps of her hugely successful TV to stage adaptions of Fat Friends – The Musical and Band of Gold, which were also collaborations between Kay’s company Rollem and Josh Andrews Productions.

Yorkshire Businesswoman ambassador Gaynor said: “It is extremely special to be a part of this new theatrical version of The Syndicate and one which my mum was really excited to stage. Having acted in the last series on TV, when she asked me to assist her on directing the show – I jumped at it. Now, it has become my first solo directing role and whilst I am so sad not to be doing it with her, I am also very proud and excited to bring mum’s vision to the fore. Josh Andrews is a fantastic producer who I’ve worked with on several shows and with a fabulous creative team and, of course, an incredible script – we’re going to reach for the stars and make mum’s wish come true - bringing another Kay Mellor classic to theatres across the country.”

The Syndicate tours the length of the UK, visiting many of the UK’s top venues including Kay and Gaynor’s home town of Leeds

18-28 April Leeds: Grand Theatre - tickets on sale now
10-15 June Sheffield: Lyceum Theatre - tickets on sale 14 October
24-29 June Hull: New Theatre - tickets on sale now
15-20 July Bradford: Alhambra Theatre - tickets on sale 16 October