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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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