Band of Gold
“A genuinely gripping and hugely entertaining piece of work”
Band of Gold – the stage adaptation of Kay Mellor’s multi award-winning ITV series, one of the most watched shows in television history – made its world premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday 28th November 2019, and toured the UK in 2020.
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.
“ Had the audience on its feet... A star-studded master class in gritty characters, sharp wit and drama ”Leeds Live
First aired on ITV in March 1995, Band of Gold landed over 15 million viewers each week and starred – amongst others – Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson and Samantha Morton. The groundbreaking crime drama captivated the nation, with bookmakers taking bets on the identity of the killer before the final episode!
Following the unprecedented sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, producer Josh Andrews and Kay Mellor teamed up once again to breathe new life back into this iconic piece of television history.
Bookmakers took bets on the identity of the killer before the final episode of Band of Gold!
Our awards & nominations
The first series of Band Of Gold was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards in 1996 for Best Drama Serial and Best Actress (Geraldine James).
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