Cabaret at the Wolverhampton Grand

Image features cast from a previous touring production of Cabaret Book: Joe Masteroff Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Rufus Norris This Bill Kenwright tour of Cabaret has only just started but already this production is a slick, harrowing production that packs a punch and leads to moments where you could cut the tension... Continue Reading →

Around the World in 80s Days at the Blackpool Grand

Writer: Jules Verne Adaptor & Director: Ian McFarlane Like the famous Blackpool Tower, Blackpool's Grand Theatre also opened its doors 125 years ago and to mark this landmark year they're making the bold move to produce this brand new musical adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days with a bucketful of classic 80s hits.... Continue Reading →

Hair at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Lyrics: Gerome Ragni & James Rado Music: Galt MacDermot Director: Jonathan O'Boyle Musical Director: Gareth Bretherton Choreographer: William Whelton Hair's 50th Anniversary production was produced by Hope Mill Theatre back in 2016 and the fresh production lives on as it tours the UK. The production ages well, set in front of the turbulent... Continue Reading →

Avenue Q at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Jeff Whitty Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez & Jeff Markx Director & Choreographer: Cressida Carré This week the Wolverhampton Grand has got the perfect remedy to wash away the rainy cold spell we have at the moment as it hosts the latest UK tour of Avenue Q, a musical full of heart and a lot of... Continue Reading →

Madagascar the Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Kevin Del Aguila Director:Kirk Jameson Madagascar the Musical isn't the first Dreamworks film to be adapted for the stage. Back in 2008 Shrek was produced on Broadway to critical acclaim. Sell a Door uses puppetry and a bit of theatre magic to create a roarsome night out for families. Act one is incredibly quick... Continue Reading →

Club Tropicana at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Michael Gyngell Co-Director: Samuel Holmes Co-Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston Last week the UK was experiencing a spring heatwave and Club Tropicana brings that holiday atmosphere back to Wolverhampton this week with its funny, crazy throwback to the 80s. Producer Mark Goucher writes in the programme 'We are not trying to win any prizes but... Continue Reading →

Annie at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Thomas Meehan Music: Charles Strouse Lyrics: Martin Charnin Director: Nikolai Foster Anita Dobson stars in the role of Miss Hannigan. Dobson may be mean in the role but keeps is lighthearted and her drunken antics attract some laughs. Richard Meek, on the other hand is the more sinister sibling in the role of Rooster.... Continue Reading →

Ghost the Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Lyrics: Bruce Joel Rubin Music & Lyrics: Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard Director: Bob Tomson Ghost the Musical is back on tour and while the original production received huge acclaim in London and on its first UK Tour, the last revival by Bill Kenwright didn't go down as well. The latest production, again by... Continue Reading →

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