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REVIEW: Kay Mellor's The Syndicate 'Is Both Intense & Whimsical With A Great Cast' — 4 Stars

FLORAL PAVILION, NEW BRIGHTON, BOROUGH OF WIRRAL, LIVERPOOL CITY REGION, UK.

REVIEW: The UK Tour Of Kay Mellor's The Syndicate Is In Full Swing, With The Acclaimed Story Paying A Visit To The Floral Pavilion Theatre In New Brighton

The story, originally written by Kay Mellor OBE for BBC One, follows a group of supermarket employees who face the closure of their store, with each of them having their own burdens, and some in desperate need of financial support. With some of them making plans to quickly increase their bank balance, could the timing be wrong when they strike the luck of Mercury Millions with the right numbers?  (Credit: Craig Sugden/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
The story, originally written by Kay Mellor OBE for BBC One, follows a group of supermarket employees who face the closure of their store, with each of them having their own burdens, and some in desperate need of financial support. With some of them making plans to quickly increase their bank balance, could the timing be wrong when they strike the luck of Mercury Millions with the right numbers? (Credit: Craig Sugden/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Kay Mellor's The Syndicate is a stage adaptation of the BBC One TV Drama Series, The Syndicate, brought to life and carried on by her family after her death in 2022.


Another fantastic, high-calibre production makes its way to the shores of Liverpool Bay at The Floral Pavilion, with the theatre enjoying a reputation of nationally acclaimed shows gracing its stage.


The story, originally written by Kay Mellor OBE for BBC One, follows a group of supermarket employees who face the closure of their store, with each of them having their own burdens, and some in desperate need of financial support. With some of them making plans to quickly increase their bank balance, could the timing be wrong when they strike the luck of Mercury Millions with the right numbers?

The story, originally written by Kay Mellor OBE for BBC One, follows a group of supermarket employees who win the lottery (Credit: Craig Sugden/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
The story, originally written by Kay Mellor OBE for BBC One, follows a group of supermarket employees who win the lottery (Credit: Craig Sugden/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

The play was a great adaptation of the first television series of BBC's The Syndicate. It is a really great treat for fans of the TV programme to experience the characters they know and love brought to life so vividly on stage, whilst also catering to newcomers to the works of Kay Mellor in one of her finest pieces of writing. The Syndicate's theatre adaption features a fantastic array of vivid, three-dimensional characters, with the cast doing great service to the beloved works that set off a titan franchise running for four series on prime-time television.

'Both Intense & Whimsical With A Great Cast.' - The Liverpudlian.

A particularly special note for the acting prowess should go to William Ilkley and Benedict Shaw for their raw and gritty performances together that heightened the emotions of the story unfolding. As well as Jerome Ngonadi for his sleuthing skills that kept the audience on their toes.


Excellent use of set design and staging enhanced the storytelling opportunities with multiple scenes being able to run seamlessly and, at times, simultaneously.

The story, originally written by Kay Mellor OBE for BBC One, follows a group of supermarket employees who win the lottery (Credit: Craig Sugden/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

'Another fantastic, high-calibre production makes its way to the shores of Liverpool Bay at The Floral Pavilion' - The Liverpudlian.

The play is currently running in the Liverpool City Region until Thursday the 16th of May 2024, at The Floral Pavilion in New Brighton, situated in the Borough of Wirral. Kay Mellor's The Syndicate is Directed by Gaynor Faye, and stars Samantha Giles, Brooke Vincent, Gaynor Faye, Oliver Anthony, William Ilkley, Rosa Coduri-Fulford, Jerome Ngonadi, Benedict Shaw, Jade Golding, and Connor James-Ryan.

Kay Mellor's The Syndicate is both intense and whimsical with a great cast, earning itself a lottery-winning 4 Liver Birds out of 5.

Kay Mellor's The Syndicate is both intense and whimsical with a great cast, earning itself a lottery-winning 4 Liver Birds out of 5.

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