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 →

Educating Rita at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Max Roberts Willy Russell has a knack for exploring the class system and shining a light on the struggles of the working class. This latest production of Educating Rita that's touring the country is no different and shows while the education system in the UK has adapted over time, this play... Continue Reading →

The Bodyguard at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Alexander Dinelaris Director: Thea Sharrock The Bodyguard continues to tour around the country and fans of the film need not worry.  Whether you're a fan of the film or not this production blows you away from start to finish Based on the film with the same name, The Bodyguard takes the plot from the film... Continue Reading →

Rock of Ages at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Chris D'Arienzo Arrangements & Orchestrations: Ethan Popp Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston The Wolverhampton Grand is rocking this week with the latest tour of Rock of Ages. Using a back catalogue full of 80s rock hits, this musical is great for those who may think musical theatre isn't for them while also being as... Continue Reading →

Cats at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Lyrics: T S Eliot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Ben Cole Musical Direct: Adam Joy West Bromwich Operatic Society takes on the huge task of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. Director and Co-Choreographer Ben Cole carefully directs a vast ensemble around the stage and uses its scale to the production's advantage as it creates some... 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 →

The Girl on a Train at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adapters: Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Paula Hawkins's award winning book already has hit the big screen and now the gripping story is brought to the stage in a highly engaging way. Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel focus on the whodunnit as the core plot structure but tie it... Continue Reading →

Macbeth at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rufus Norris The National Theatre continues its work with the Wolverhampton Grand and other regional venues across the country to bring a unique new staging of one of Shakespeare's most recognisable tragedies. This bold imagining by the National Theatre's Artistic Director Rufus Norris is a shortened down, slick performance with a... 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 →

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