Dick Whittington at the Wolverhampton Grand

Image by Tim Thursfield – Express & StarWriter & Director: Ian Adams Co-Director: Adrian Jackson In its 125th Anniversary Year, the Wolverhampton Grand produces its final pantomime with Qdos Entertainment. This year's production brings a smile to the cheeks of particularly the older members of the family, as the story of Dick Whittington meets Hi-Di-Hi.... Continue Reading →

Fame at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director & Choreographer: Nick Winston Fame is now finishing up its 30th Anniversary Tour and this nostalgic production features a super talented class of 1984. This new revival by Selladoor Productions reinvents the staging, with a backdrop full of  head shots of the year group, almost... Continue Reading →

A Taste of Honey at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Bijan Sheibani Some may hear the 'kitchen sink drama' and run for the hills. They would be wrong to do so with this as the production continues to be as relevant today, as it was when it was written. Shelagh Delaney's domestic script highlights issues around class, sexual orientation, gender and... Continue Reading →

Nativity! the Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer, Composer & Director: Debbie Isitt Composer: Nicky Ager Musical Supervisor & Orchestration: George Dyer This year marks the third tour of Nativity! The Musical, but instead of wheeling out the same production year after year Writer, Director and Co-composer Debbie Isit continues to update the musical with relevant references and adds a different story arc... Continue Reading →

The Entertainer at the Wolverhampton Grand

Writer: John Osbourne Director: Sean O' Connor John Osbourne's modern classic has been refreshed as the setting moves to the Falklands War. Shane Richie leads a strong performance in this production which continues to have a statement to make. Shane Richie stars as Archie Rice, a bit of a dreamer but an entertainer struggling to... Continue Reading →

Calendar Girls: The Musical at the Wolverhampton Grand

Book & Music: Tim Firth and Gary Barlow Director: Matt Ryan Calendar Girls premiered over five years ago and while it's now in its final months of a UK tour, it remains clear why this beautiful musical continues to delight audiences throughout the country. Tim Firth and Gary Barlow adapt the film and play into... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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