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 →

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 →

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 →

Kinky Boots at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell After four successful years in London, Kinky Boots has launched its first UK tour which premiered where else other than the town it was based in, Northhampton. Now in its second city, it's time to strut in Wolverhampton. Although it was made... Continue Reading →

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