THE CAST has been revealed for the first stage production of Kay Mellor’s gritty 1990s TV drama band of Gold.

Gaynor Faye, Laurie Brett, Emma Osman, Shayne Ward, Kieron Richardson, Sacha Parkinson and Andrew Dunn will star in the show at Leeds Grand from November 28 to December 14.

Laurie Brett has appeared in EastEnders, Waterloo Road and Les Miserables while Emmerdale star Gaynor Faye is no stranger to Kay Mellor productions such as TV drama and Playing The Field.

Kieron Richardson was in Hollyoaks and Heartbeat, X Factor winner Shayne Ward became a Coronation Street regular, and Sacha Parkinson was seen in Mr Selfridge and The Mill.

Andrew Dunn is a familiar face on TV thanks to roles in Dinnerladies and Coronation Street, and will share the stage with newcomer Emma Osman.

Following the sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, producer Josh and writer Kay teamed up again for Band of Gold, to be directed by Mellor herself.

Crime drama Band of Gold captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV in March 1995 starring Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson and Samantha Morton.

The 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 he or she strikes again.

Kay Mellor OBE has created Fat Friends, Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club.

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