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Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
01902 429212

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Don't Stop Believin'
From:30-09-2022
To:30-09-2022
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Touring the nation, brand new for 2022, so, hold on to the feeling and DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ – THE END OF NIGHT ANTHEM SHOW.
This electrifying, high-energy theatre production brings you 30 of the biggest end-of-night anthems – all brought to life in full colour with a sizzling cast, fantastic costumes, and amazing light show.

It’s time to let your hair down and come dressed to impress as we bring you the biggest party night EVER!

Brought to you by Entertainers. For people who love shows, by people who love shows.

Home to some of the country’s leading productions including, The Magic of Motown, Fastlove, Lost in Music, Radio GaGa, Thank you for the Music, The Rocket Man and many more.

Just Naach
From:01-10-2022
To:01-10-2022
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Calling all budding community and emerging South Asian Dance groups and artists. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre presents JUST NAACH WOLVERHAMPTON a competition to celebrate South Asian Dance in Wolverhampton and The Black Country.

Bollywood, Bhangra, Regional Folk, Indian Classical and South Asian Fusion are just some of the styles that make up the wonderful world of South Asian Dance. Whether you are a solo performer, youth group or dance school all entries are welcome. It is free to enter, and the winning group will win 50 tickets to the pantomime Aladdin at Wolverhampton Grand this December.

More details about how to enter will be announced in April.

To register your interest please email feedback@grandtheatre.co.uk

Finalists will have an opportunity to perform on the main stage at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre infront of a live audience and a panel of judges.

Shrek The Musical
From:04-10-2022
To:08-10-2022
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Following their hugely successful productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, West Side Story and CATS, WBOS are very proud to present SHREK THE MUSICAL.

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular musical turns the world of fairytales upside down in a must-see production.

Join Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful, yet feisty, Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL bursts into Wolverhampton in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.

The Commitments
From:11-10-2022
To:15-10-2022
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THE COMMITMENTS is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland, 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record-breaking run in London’s West End subsequent sell-out tour, THE COMMITMENTS is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.

THE COMMITMENTS received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more!

A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

Soweto Gospel Choir
From:16-10-2022
To:16-10-2022
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Winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for their latest album Freedom, a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic movements struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir now bring their FREEDOM concert to Europe in 2022.

Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside of Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics.

In this uplifting and joyous repertoire, the choir will perform a rousing programme of freedom songs celebrating the life of the father of their Rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela, as well as international gospel classics including a spine tingling take on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and an extraordinary rendition of Amazing Grace which has had over 15 million views on YouTube.

The Cher Show
From:18-10-2022
To:22-10-2022
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Music icon turned Hollywood royalty, the Grammy®, Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning Queen of re-invention has conquered it all. It’s now time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical, from the writer of Jersey Boys.

Three Chers is better than one! Three West End stars play Cher as we span her iconic career: Millie O’Connell (SIX, RENT) as BABE, Danielle Steers (Bat Out of Hell, SIX) as LADY and the Olivier Award nominated Debbie Kurup (Prince of Egypt, The Bodyguard) as the ultimate diva, STAR.

THE CHER SHOW tells the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. This huge new production features a fresh take on her show-stopping costumes which earned her the title of “the ruler of outré reinvention” (VOGUE).

That'll Be The Day
From:23-10-2022
To:23-10-2022
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Following the huge success of the 35th Anniversary Tour, THAT’LL BE THE DAY is back on the road with another incredible show packed full of world class performances from Trevor and the highly talented cast.

Let the UK’s leading Rock’n‘ Roll show take you on a journey through the years, as together you celebrate the golden age of Rock’n’ Roll and Pop from the 50s right the way through to the 80s.

Combining hilarious comedy sketches and impersonations with brilliant vocals and superb musicianship, THAT’LL BE THE DAY really is in a league of its own. It’s no wonder this show has been touring for so many years and it just gets better and better. Join Trevor and the exceptional cast for the ultimate feel good experience that will have you singing and dancing, and leave you wanting just a little bit more. If you only see one theatre show this year, make it this one.

Milkshake! Live
From:24-10-2022
To:24-10-2022
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Milkshake! Monkey is back and can’t wait to put on a spectacular NEW Show for you all, joined by some of his favourite Milkshake! friends plus two Milkshake Presenters creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Join Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue’s Clues & You! and of course Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical!

Learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake! friends and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and the stage brings Milkshake! to life. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

This brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!

MILKSHAKE! LIVE “Milkshake! Monkey’s Musical is produced by Mark Thompson Productions Limited in partnership with Channel 5 Broadcasting. Written by Miranda Larson, with creative direction and choreography by Derek Moran.

Paul Chowdhry - Family Friendly Comedian
From:25-10-2022
To:25-10-2022
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Following a complete sell-out 2021 tour, the star of global smash hit Live Innit, Taskmaster and the first British-Asian stand-up to sell-out London’s Wembley Arena returns in 2022!

After barely surviving the pandemic, and with two years of pent-up killer material, Paul tackles the UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden. Don’t miss it.

Age Guidance: 14+, likely to contain swearing and adult content

Harry Hill - Pedigree Fun!
From:26-10-2022
To:26-10-2022
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Harry is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular.

“I hadn’t realised how much I missed performing live until lockdown stopped me from doing it,” says Harry, “It’s great to be going back on stage and the good news is I am planning a very silly show.”

Audiences will meet Harry’s new baby elephant, Sarah, and Ian, The Information Worm. Harry will also be joined by Stouffer the Cat (his famous sidekick) who commented “what can I tell you? When Harry calls you say yes – end of!”

Jongleurs Legends
From:27-10-2022
To:27-10-2022
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Buckle up for a comedy rollercoaster ride that will leave you breathless from laughter!

Jarred Christmas has had audiences around the world howling over his hysterical and relatable past experiences, all are punctuated by his quick wit and impeccable comic timing.

A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer.

Ninia Benjamin is a tour-de-force of comedy… she’s outrageously rude but above all sidesplittingly funny. Ninia was catapulted to stardom as one third of BBC2's 3 Non-Blondes.

Mike Gunn’s history is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. A misspent youth and a series of grim jobs cultivated his cynical outlook on life and a perverse desire led him to the world of stand-up. A self-confessed pessimist, he describes himself as “not a natural choice for a career in laughter”.

Magic of Motown
From:28-10-2022
To:28-10-2022
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Seen by over a million people, now in its 16th year touring the UK, it’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.

Come celebrate with the biggest Motown party of the year! Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines, and outstanding musicianship in this breathtaking live concert spectacular.

You will be going Loco down in Acapulco as we take you back down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and many more.

Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night, THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN!

Queenz - The Show With Balls
From:29-10-2022
To:29-10-2022
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QUEENZ – THE SHOW WITH BALLS is a life-affirming night of fun and frolics with a bunch of boys who dance like Britney and sing like Whitney!

Featuring five vocal powerhouses armed with songs, sass and plenty to say… ready to spread the word, fly the flag and march to an anthemic new beat.

Enjoy remixed and reimagined pop anthems from The Spice Girls, Gaga, Shakira, Janet Jackson, Britney, Whitney and everything in between.

Get ready for a non-apologetic, sequin clad pop party, celebrating unity, unicorns, divas and death drops – it’s the night out we’ve all been waiting for!

Xtreme Magic
From:31-10-2022
To:31-10-2022
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The World’s Most Dangerous Thrill Show!

Starring Richard Cadell, X-TREME MAGIC will deliver a non-stop adrenaline rush. A spectacular show packed with fire, illusion & death-defying stunts.

Created in Las Vegas & brought over to the UK to entertain audiences up & down the country. Imagine making a motorcycle appear from nowhere, playing russian roulette with sticks of dynamite or trying to escape from a straight jacket whilst hung from a burning rope…

The stars of X-TREME MAGIC do all this & more, all while looking incredibly sexy.

She's Royal
From:01-11-2022
To:01-11-2022
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Blackstory Partnership presents SHE’S ROYAL, a brand new stage production revealing the untold relationship between Her Majesty Queen Victoria I and two extraordinary women of colour, Sarah Forbes Bonetta and Sophia Duleep Singh.

Discover the hidden journey of how these extraordinary women of colour became subjects of the Queen’s court, how they were nurtured to become aristocratic high society English ladies, and became so close to one of the world’s most powerful monarch’s that they were referred to as the Queen’s god-daughters.

Jon Richardson - The Knitwit
From:02-11-2022
To:03-11-2022
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Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?

Watch Jon pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave).

Dara O'Briain - So, Where Were We
From:04-11-2022
To:05-11-2022
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Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show!

At the end of his last tour, Dara had performed the show Voice Of Reason 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York; and by March 2020 he was ready for a break!

He would now like to apologise for saying that and will never wish for anything like that again.

Yes, he’s back on tour, and he will never stop again, because that’s clearly what caused all this trouble. Instead, in his new show SO, WHERE WERE WE? Dara will hardly mention the last year and a half, because, Jesus, who wants to hear about that, but will instead fire out the usual mix of stories, one-liners, audience messing, and tripping over his words because he is talking too quickly, because he’s so giddy to be back in front of a crowd.

Peter Pan
From:08-11-2022
To:12-11-2022
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The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is a festive adventure, perfect for the whole family.

Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters including the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook.

With a spectacular mix of swashbuckling adventure, jaw dropping flying, and an infectious score, PETER PAN is guaranteed to bring forth one’s inner child and send you reeling Just Beyond the Stars.

Sing-Along-A-Gareth
From:14-11-2022
To:14-11-2022
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It’s time to lift our voices once more as Gareth Malone celebrates his fifth national tour this autumn.

Join Gareth, together with his band and a group of stellar singers as he guides you through an evening of song. Featuring the tunes he’s performed over the last 15 years on television, this feel-good concert will leave you with a song in your heart and a spring in your step.

Playing piano, guitar and bass, Gareth will keep you entertained throughout as he makes up songs on the spot, chats to the audience and finds singing diamonds amongst you all.

Whether you are coming with a choir or as sing-along solo, all are welcome to join Gareth in this celebration of community and song.

Gary Barlow - A Different Stage
From:16-11-2022
To:20-11-2022
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Created by Gary Barlow and his long-time friend and collaborator Tim Firth, A DIFFERENT STAGE sees Gary narrate the journey of his life alongside the music from his incredible discography. In a project unlike anything he’s ever done before, Gary will take the audience behind the curtain, with nothing off limits in this special performance.

Gary said: “Now I’ve done shows where it has just been me a keyboard. I’ve done shows where I sit and talk to people. I’ve done shows where I’ve performed as part of a group. But this one, well, it’s like all of those, but none of them. When I walk out this time, it’s going to be a very different stage altogether.”

Aladdin
From:03-12-2022
To:07-01-2023
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We’re thrilled to announce Tam Ryan will be returning to the Grand Theatre pantomime in the role of Wishee Washee for Aladdin! Tam recently won Best Comic at the 2022 UK Pantomime Associate Awards.

Join Aladdin on a spectacular quest from humble beginnings to riches beyond his wildest dreams!

With a magical lamp, the help of a trusty genie and three wishes, only he can take on the evil sorcerer Abanazar!

Can he conquer the cave of wonders and who will win the heart of the princess in the most spellbinding battle of good versus evil!?

Mamma Mia!
From:17-01-2023
To:28-01-2023
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Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is irresistibly told through the timeless hits of ABBA.

Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!

Every day’s a holiday at MAMMA MIA!, so have the time of your life at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical.

Calling Planet Earth
From:31-01-2023
To:31-01-2023
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A new romantic symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era’s of all time – The Electrifying 80’s.

Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell, and many many more.

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.

Sweet Caroline
From:02-02-2023
To:02-02-2023
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It’s time for that night out you have been dreaming of!

SWEET CAROLINE – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND, starring renowned tribute artist Gary Ryan, as seen on Stars in Their Eyes!

The show will take you back to where it began for one special evening. A musical journey celebrating 50 years of some of the greatest music ever written.

Celebrate the music that has endured through six generations as we bring you all things Diamond with a sensational live show.

Enjoy all the hits such as, Forever In Blue Jeans, America and Love On The Rocks.

The good times never seems so good!

Lost In Music
From:03-02-2023
To:03-02-2023
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Get ready to get LOST IN MUSIC!

The show that everyone is talking about, now even bigger!

Join us as we recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

Boasting a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!

Giovanni Pernice - Made In Italy
From:04-02-2023
To:04-02-2023
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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 champion and dance heart-throb Giovanni Pernice invites you to join him on a journey to his homeland for his brand new 2023 production of MADE IN ITALY.

Joined by an outstanding ensemble of some of the best dancers and singers from the Ballroom and theatre world, this show promises to be a fantastic night out!

This Italian themed show features an incredible sound track, stunning choreography and beautiful costumes. But be warned… in Italy, it can get HOT HOT HOT!

The Nutcracker
From:05-02-2023
To:05-02-2023
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This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins…

The Classic Rock Show
From:06-02-2023
To:06-02-2023
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THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW is back in the UK in 2023, bigger and even better, and celebrating, once again, the very best of Classic Rock.

Paying tribute to its favourite rock heroes THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW thunders through legendary performances from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, The Who, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and many more.

Performed with note-for-note precision, bringing the original iconic and era defining recordings back to life on stage, with an amazing sound and light show to match.

Anthem after anthem, riff after riff and solo after solo, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.

“A real gem of a rock show. Sore throat guaranteed!” Chicago Tribune

The Diana Ross Story
From:07-02-2023
To:07-02-2023
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The World’s Premier show in celebration of Diana Ross and The Supremes, theatre audiences prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting one of the greatest musical stories ever told.

A chronological history of hits from a career culminating in over 100 million record sales fronted by 2 international Diana Ross performers Cheri Jade (The Supremes) and Tameka Jackson (Solo Career).

‘Where Did Our Love Go’, ‘Baby Love’ ‘Stop in The Name of Love’, ‘Reflections’, ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘Stoned Love’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, All of My Life’, ‘Touch Me In The Morning’, ‘Upside Down’, ‘My Old Piano’, ‘I’m Coming Out’, ‘Chain Reaction’, and so many more!

Spirit Of The Dance
From:08-02-2023
To:08-02-2023
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The International smash hit SPIRIT OF THE DANCE celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows ever and now, their new spine tingling anniversary show is touring the world.

Seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, the blockbuster hit show is Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy. One of the most exciting dance shows ever, this high octane extravaganza takes dance to the next level, in an explosive fusion of heart pounding Irish Dance combined with dance styles from round the world.

Scottish, Flamenco, Latin, Salsa, Street Dance, Hip Hop, Techno Can Can and American Tap are all set to the same dynamic rhythms as the heart pounding thunder of Irish dance. This spectacular show takes you round the globe with the spellbinding world of dance.

The Rocket Man
From:10-02-2023
To:10-02-2023
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Catch a star if you can and wish for something special as we ask you, are you ready for love? Jimmy Love!

This is the world’s favourite celebration of a musical icon. Join us as Jimmy and his amazing live band take you down the Yellow Brick Road with two hours of glorious Elton hits, including Saturday Nights Alright, Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, Philadelphia Freedom, and many more.

We take you on a journey through Elton’s life and career, the highs and the lows with many a laugh brought to life, live on stage.

THE ROCKET MAN – a magical night in tribute to Sir Elton John.

Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman
From:11-02-2023
To:11-02-2023
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Look out ‘cause here it comes….

From the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a Grease comes the smash hit film musical that nobody can stop singing!

Cheer on Hugh Jackman and lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.

The live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will help you rewrite the stars!

It couldn’t be easier or more fun. The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show.

Stewart Lee: Basic Lee
From:12-02-2023
To:12-02-2023
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A BRAND NEW SHOW

After a decade of ground-breaking high concept shows involving overarched interlinked narratives, massive sets and enormous comedy props, Lee enters the post-pandemic era in streamlined solo stand-up mode.

One man, one microphone, and one microphone in the wings in case the one on stage breaks. Pure. Simple. Classic. Basic Lee. “The world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times)

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical
From:13-02-2023
To:18-02-2023
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Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning worldwide film phenomenon, STRICTLY BALLROOM: THE MUSICAL is heading out on a brand-new UK and Ireland tour starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton and BBC’s Eastenders’ Maisie Smith!

Directed and co-choreographed by Britain’s best loved TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, STRICTLY BALLROOM: THE MUSICAL follows arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Kevin Clifton). When his radical and daring dance style sees him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran (Maisie Smith). Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!

Featuring smash-hit songs Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, and all new music written by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

Jersey Boys
From:07-03-2023
To:18-03-2023
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They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. The show features all their hits including Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What A Night, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Olivier Award-winning JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s too good to be true.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
From:28-03-2023
To:01-04-2023
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Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine and they embrace the vibrancy of modern-day India, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second chances, even in the most surprising of places.

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime.

“I’m so thrilled that my characters are stepping into a new life on the stage. They’ve been waiting impatiently for the curtain to rise, and none of them is getting any younger. So welcome again to the Marigold Hotel! We’ve assembled an amazing cast, so I hope they bring you plenty of laughs, and some warm sparks of recognition.” – Deborah Moggach

Ugly Duckling
From:02-04-2023
To:02-04-2023
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UGLY DUCKLING is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.

Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, UGLY DUCKLING is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.

Dreamboys
From:06-04-2023
To:06-04-2023
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DREAMBOYS are ready to give you a night of fun, fantasy and no holding back with their brand new NO STRINGS ATTACHED UK tour!

DREAMBOYS return for another sensational theatre and arena tour guaranteed to tear the house down and set pulses racing in another record-breaking year on the road. Featuring movie-quality stage sets, double the dance moves, and more skin on show than ever before, NO STRINGS ATTACHED is the ultimate night of carefree fun.

Join us for an epic party full of your favourite tunes, off-the-charts dance routines, ripped torsos to tease and please, plus audience participation throughout, as this brand-new visual spectacular delivers a night to remember.

Whether you’re a DREAMBOYS virgin or a dedicated Dreamer, age 19 or 90, liberated guilt-free fun is the number one priority.

The Carpenters Songbook
From:07-04-2023
To:07-04-2023
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Toni Lee is ‘mesmerising’, she recreates the voice of Karen Carpenter like no one else and it is simply the best celebration of The Carpenters’ music to be heard anywhere in the world.

THE CARPENTERS SONGBOOK is packed with the fantastic songs of The Carpenters, Toni Lee‘s sensational voice will take you on a musical journey through The Carpenters’ wonderful hit songs, including Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Top Of The World, Mr. Postman, Only Yesterday, Rainy Days and Mondays, Goodbye To Love, Solitaire, Sing and more.

Sing-A-Long-A Encanto
From:08-04-2023
To:08-04-2023
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Gather la Familia! It’s time to celebrate something truly magical. From the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Frozen comes the brand new smash hit film musical of 2021 about the Family Madigral, with lyrics on screen!

Cheer on Mirabel as she tries to save the magic surrounding the ENCANTO, a tale of an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the ENCANTO. The magic of the place has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic is now in danger.

Sing your heart out with the live host, who will teach you some dance moves, help you create some magic and show you how to use your free interactive props bag.

You the audience are the stars, and remember we don’t talk about Bruno, no no no!

Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show.

La Boheme
From:15-04-2023
To:15-04-2023
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Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra



PUCCINI LA BOHÈME

Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee.*

Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.

LA BOHÈME is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.

The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.

This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.



*Cast subject to change.

Rat Pack
From:07-05-2023
To:07-05-2023
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Take three great singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get? A perfect night’s entertainment with RAT PACK – SWINGIN’ AT THE SANDS!


This fully choreographed homage to the greatest performers in known history features stars of the hit West End show The Rat Pack, Live From Las Vegas and features such favourites as I’ve Got You Under My Skin and Mr. Bojangles, not to mention the numbers every audience can’t help singing and dancing along to, such as New York, New York, That’s Life and of course My Way.


Alongside faithfully recreating the style, panache and wonderful vocals of these all-time greats, RAT PACK – SWINGIN’ AT THE SANDS! also brings its own brand of comedy and audience participation, making sure every party goes with a bang and leaving audiences wistfully wishing for the bygone days of the ‘Kings of Cool’.

The Bodyguard
From:09-05-2023
To:13-05-2023
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The international, award-winning smash-hit musical THE BODYGUARD is back!

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

A ‘BRILLIANT!’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

‘YOU GO IN HUMMING THE TUNES, YOU COME OUT WHOOPING THEM!’ The Independent

* Cast and performance schedule subject to change without notice.

Sensational 60s Experience
From:14-05-2023
To:14-05-2023
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With a brand-new production for 2023. Join us for the musical phenomenon of 2023 with this festival of nostalgia. The show with the definite feelgood factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years this is the show to see. These legends of the 60’s will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten.

Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.

Rock of Ages
From:23-05-2023
To:27-05-2023
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The smash-hit musical is back, and the party is gonna be BIGGER than ever!

ROCK OF AGES is the hilarious musical comedy lavished with over 25 CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an AWESOME live band.

Starring Luke Walsh (lead role ‘Drew’ Rock of Ages 2018/19 Tour), Rhiannon Chesterman (Mrs Henderson Presents), Ross Dawes (Phantom of the Opera), Gabriella Williams (Mamma Mia!), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Tina The Musical), returning favourites Vas Constanti, Andrew Carthy, Erin Bell and new talent Joe Gash as ‘Lonny’ in the ultimate ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Leave it all behind and lose yourself in a city and a time where the DREAMS are as BIG as the HAIR, and yes, they can come true!

BOOK NOW AND LET’S GET READY TO ROCK!

Dragons & Mythical Beasts
From:28-05-2023
To:30-05-2023
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Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…

From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!

Luther Vandross
From:31-05-2023
To:31-05-2023
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The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’. Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10-piece band

“Never Too Much”, “ Here and Now “, “Give Me the Reason”, ”I Really Didn’t Mean It”, ” Stop to Love”, “So Amazing”, ”The Best Things in Life Are Free”, ” Always and Forever”, ” Endless Love”, ”Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, “Your Secret Love”, “Shine”, “The Closer I Get To You”, “Love The One You’re With”, ”Any Love”, “Superstar”, “Until You Come Back to Me”, ”Dance with My Father” and many more.

Sister Act
From:05-06-2023
To:10-06-2023
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Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical SISTER ACT direct from London.

All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including TV and West End legend Lesley Joseph, West End sensation and Hairspray favourite Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress star Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!

Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

A musical sent from above, SISTER ACT is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.

RUSH - A Joyous Jamaican Journey
From:22-06-2023
To:22-06-2023
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Join us as we tell the story of Reggae music and the Windrush Generation and hear how their music took the world by storm.

Narrated by comedian John Simmit and featuring ska, rock steady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and Reggae played live by the JA Reggae Band.

Get ready to dance to the music of Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Lord Kitchener, Millie Small and many more.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
From:26-09-2023
To:30-09-2023
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From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE.

This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, is a five-star spectacular which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it.

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean – a place where everything is possible…

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Transport

The theatre is a three minute walk from Wolverhampton Rail Station and three minutes from Wolverhampton St Georges Metro Station. The main bus station is a minute away.

Parking

For drop off and pick up at the Theatre itself follow signs to the Railway Station from Wolverhampton Ring Road, turning off Ring Road adjacent to the Chubb Buildings (Light House Cinema). Proceed left up Fryer Street towards the Station. Turn right at the traffic lights to access Lichfield Street. The Grand Theatre is situated on the left hand side. Please note that the bay beyond the theatre in Lichfield Street is for drop off/pick-up only.

Please note that some roads may have vehicle restriction or be one way. Please pay close attention to signage when approaching the theatre.

Suggested Car Parks:

NCP Pipers Row
NCP Fryer Street
Broad Street
Fold Street Car Park

PLEASE NOTE:

Pay and Display machines are now in use at the NCP Car Park in Piper’s Row.
NCP car parks do not offer free parking for disabled badge holders.

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/

Wolverhampton Grand is a long established theatre in the heart of the Midlands. It receives a wide range of major touring productions including drama, musicals, ballet, dance, opera, variety, concerts, children’s shows and one of the biggest pantomimes in the UK, with audiences from across the region and beyond taking advantage of excellent transport links to the town. Admired by performers and audiences alike for its intimate three-tiered Victorian auditorium, the Grand celebrated its 125th Anniversary in December 2019.

The arrival of a new Chief Executive in June 2015 signaled a significant period of change for the Theatre, commencing with the complete remodeling and renovation of the Front of House area, which took place in summer 2016, there was also a full replacement and upgrade of auditorium seating. During the next few years, the Theatre’s artistic vision will expand and there will be emphasis given to re-establishing the Theatre’s history of producing quality “in house” theatre for the people of Wolverhampton and beyond.

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