The Syndicate to return as a stage play in 2024

12th September 2023

Written by:

Rosie Perry, Business Manager

Rollem and Josh Andrews Productions proudly present the world premiere of Kay Mellor's The Syndicate - a new play Directed by Gaynor Faye.


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 stay play will tour the UK for 15 weeks from April to July 2024. The play will be directed by Gaynor Faye in her directorial debut bringing her mother's stage adaptation to life in this moving comedy drama.

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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 Rollem's founder Kay Mellor, 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 with Josh Andrews Productions.

It's extremely special to be part of this new theatrical version of The Syndicate and one which my mum was really excited to stage. 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 ”

Gaynor Faye, Director of The Syndicate Play

The Syndicate tours the length of the UK, visiting Kay and Gaynor’s home town of Leeds, Richmond, Norwich, Newcastle, New Brighton, Salford, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Hull, Glasgow, Birmingham and Bradford.

For full tour list and dates, visit

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