Local writer Kay Mellor drops into Huddersfield Town Hall

Kay Mellor and Burma Family

We had special visitor at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday 7th January – Writer Kay Mellor OBE.

Kay who has written TV dramas such as Playing the Field, Fat Friends, The Syndicate and many more spent time with our registrars doing research for a new TV drama that will, as always, be set in Yorkshire.

Kay was a special guest at a citizenship ceremony being held for a family from Burma (Tual Go Chin and family), conducting the ceremony was Deputy Registrar Helen Flatt and Deputy Mayor Jim Dodds and Deputy Mayoress Carol Dodds were present.

During the ceremony Kay congratulated the family on their British Citizenship and talked of her love for Yorkshire.

She said:

I live and work in Leeds because Yorkshire is a great place to live, people are really friendly and you can really get to know your community.”

Mr Tual Go Chin added:

I would like to say thank you to the Kirklees community for the loving care and support shown to our family since we arrived in Yorkshire.”

Kay also spent time chatting with our colleagues at the Town Hall. The scriptwriter has visited other registry offices around the region including York and Leeds but did comment that Huddersfield Town Hall definitely had the most beautiful rooms.

Kay will now start writing the new drama which is due to be aired in Spring 2017.

Kay’s amazing career

The Leeds born director started her career by forming the Yorkshire Theatre Company with two friends from Bretton Hall College. They began touring plays which Kay had written. Since her first play for theatre, PAUL, which was entered for the N.S.D.F. and won Best New Play, Kay has written continuously for theatre and television. Her shows over the years have won and been nominated for numerous awards, and Kay herself was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter award in 1997 for Outstanding Writing for Television.

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