Review: The Sound Of Music UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Martin Connor Back on a UK Tour, Bill Kenwright's production of The Sound of Music continues to delight audiences with its memorable songs and sincere characters. Director Martin Connor focuses on the family bond of the Von Trapps and how after... Continue Reading →

Review: The History Boys at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Jack Ryder  It's a busy year for the Wolverhampton Grand, they're not only producing their own panto this year but 2020 marks the return of an in house drama. Alan Bennett's The History Boys was the kickstart for many careers such as James Cordon, Dominic Cooper and Russell Tovey and you... Continue Reading →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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 →

Review: 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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