The Syndicate stage adaptation to make world premiere with UK tour in 2024

The world premiere stage adaptation of The Syndicate will tour across the UK in 2024.

Based on the hit BBC One drama that ran for four series, the final play by the late Kay Mellor will be brought to the stage by TV and stage star Gaynor Faye, Kay’s daughter, in her directorial debut.

The Syndicate follows in the footsteps of Kay Mellor’s 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.

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.

The Syndicate tour tickets, dates and venues »

Casting is to be announced.

Gaynor Faye 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, Richmond, Norwich, Newcastle, New Brighton, Salford, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Hull, Glasgow, Birmingham and Bradford.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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