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Wolverhampton Grand Theatre


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The History Boys
FROM:07-02-2020
TO:22-02-2020
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Wolverhampton Grand Theatre presents a new production of Alan Bennett’s classroom comedy, THE HISTORY BOYS.

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher and a headmaster obsessed with results… In the classic play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.

Ian Redford (Coronation Street, EastEnders) will play Hector, Jeffrey Holland (Brassed Off, Hi-de-Hi!) as Headmaster, Victoria Carling (The 4 O’clock Club, Coronation Street) as Mrs Lintott and Lee Comley (Years And Years) as Irwin. The cast is completed by Thomas Grant as Posner, Jordan Scowen as Dakin, Frazer Hadfield as Scripps, Joe Wiltshire Smith as Rudge, James Schofield as Lockwood, Arun Bassi as Akthar, Dominic Treacy as Timms and Adonis Jenieco as Crowther.

Age Guidance: 14+

Please note: This show contains strong language and adult themes.

The appearance of any particular cast member cannot be guaranteed.

The Sensational 60s Experience
FROM:23-02-2020
TO:23-02-2020
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THE SENSATIONAL 60s EXPERIENCE celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a brand new show for 2020. Travel back to the 60s and experience a musical phenomenon wit this festival of nostalgia.

This must see 60s show features five of the decades biggest artistes on stage together for the first time. Mike Pender (original voice of The Searchers) The Trems (all former members of The Tremeloes) The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Dakotas bring you three hours of 60s classics including: Needles and Pins, Silence Is Golden, Storm In A Teacup, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children and many more.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories, or you want to see what your parents have been raving about all these years, book your tickets today and step back in time to when pop music was at its very best!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
FROM:25-02-2020
TO:29-02-2020
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Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT was the first of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world.

Age Guidance: 3+

Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through The Menopause
FROM:01-03-2020
TO:01-03-2020
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In this brand-new show, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2 – CRUISING THROUGH THE MENOPAUSE, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause the Musical, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain – these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.

Star cast to be announced.

The show is sponsored by iMEDicare as www.mypelvichealth.co.uk.

Age Guidance: Recommended 16+

The Sound Of Music
FROM:03-03-2020
TO:07-03-2020
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One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria Von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII.

The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, the title song, The Sound of Music.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Six
FROM:10-03-2020
TO:14-03-2020
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Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

It’s time they told their story.

Think you know the rhyme, think again….

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

Running Time: 80mins (please be aware, there is no interval during this performance)

Age Guidance: Recommended 10+

On Your Feet!
FROM:17-03-2020
TO:21-03-2020
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The Broadway and West End production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s smash-hit musical embarks on an international tour this Autumn. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom.

This exhilarating musical features some of the most iconic pop songs of the era, including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don’t Want To Lose You and 1-2-3. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).

Winner of 26 Grammy awards, Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound Machine.

Book now and get ON YOUR FEET! at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+



Post Show Q&A

Following the 7:30pm performance on Thursday 19 March with selected cast members.

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
FROM:22-03-2020
TO:22-03-2020
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Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, 2017, 2108 & 2019, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2018 and 2019.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

Age Guidance: 12+

Blood Brothers
FROM:24-03-2020
TO:28-03-2020
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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals to ever achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it ‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ (The Daily Mail).

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Sartaaj Live
FROM:29-03-2020
TO:29-03-2020
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Satinder Sartaaj is back, the poet of Punjab. The multi-gifted songwriter, singer, composer, poet and actor. Today, Satinder Sartaaj possesses an unprecedented list of achievements and remains in the forefront of his craft. We can’t wait for this intimate night, get ready to be mesmerised.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Curtains
FROM:31-03-2020
TO:04-04-2020
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It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.

Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls), Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba and Carly Stenson (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.

Age Guidance: 12+

The appearance of any particular cast member cannot be guaranteed.

Rhod Gilbert
FROM:06-04-2020
TO:06-04-2020
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It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a seven-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t.

And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke…called John.

This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.

As seen on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, Would I Lie to You?, Taskmaster, Qi, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Live at The Apollo, Have I Got News for You?, and much more…

Age Guidance: 16+

Lionel - A Tribute To Lionel Richie
FROM:07-04-2020
TO:07-04-2020
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Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium and the Graham Norton Show for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Sounds of the 70s Live with Johnnie Walker
FROM:08-04-2020
TO:08-04-2020
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Johnnie Walker’s long-running BBC Radio 2 show and sequel to the smash hit musical visits Wolverhampton Grand Theatre!

Following the success this year of Tony Blackburn’s Sounds of the 60s live tour, which has enjoyed a long run of sold out performances across the UK, legendary DJ Johnnie Walker will take BBC Radio 2’s popular SOUNDS OF THE 70S radio show on the road, visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Wednesday 8 April.

The brand new live show will be hosted by Johnnie, who will offer his personal stories and memories from the ’70s, and will feature a live band and singers who will perform an array of classic hits from throughout the decade. The tour will bring the SOUNDS OF THE 70S from the studio to the stage for the very first time.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

An Audience With Harry Redknapp
FROM:09-04-2020
TO:09-04-2020
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After last year’s sold out tour of fifty venues, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 winner Harry Redknapp visits Wolverhampton to regale us with stories from his football and TV career, including tales of his time in the jungle. One of the funniest, most entertaining talk shows on the circuit. Expect a hilarious evening; Harry is a great raconteur and has a wealth of side-splitting stories!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Carmen
FROM:10-04-2020
TO:10-04-2020
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CARMEN tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale.
The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador scamillo.

The music of CARMEN has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Madama Butterfly
FROM:11-04-2020
TO:11-04-2020
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Set in Japan at the turn of the last century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy.

Though infinitely sad and tragic, the compelling tale of MADAMA BUTTERFLY remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history – One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Friends! The Musical Parody
FROM:14-04-2020
TO:14-04-2020
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Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel haven’t gone anywhere and are singing and dancing their way back into our hearts in FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY, the first UK and Irish tour of the hilarious off-Broadway and Las Vegas hit musical that lovingly lampoons the popular TV sitcom. FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show in an uncensored, hilarious, fast-paced, music-filled production. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi!

It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

With friends like these, who needs television? PIVOT!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

How Sweet It Is
FROM:15-04-2020
TO:15-04-2020
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This stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

You’ll be Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more.

Let’s Get Ready… to Go Loco, Down in Acapulco

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
FROM:16-04-2020
TO:16-04-2020
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Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is back!

Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Homeward Bound and many more.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
FROM:18-04-2020
TO:19-04-2020
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Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

Age Guidance: None

The Kite Runner
FROM:21-04-2020
TO:25-04-2020
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“There is a way to be good again”

THE KITE RUNNER, an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find
redemption.

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.

Age Guidance: 15+

Flashdance
FROM:28-04-2020
TO:02-05-2020
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Based on the Paramount Pictures film, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL is the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year-old Alex, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, whose dream is to become a professional dancer. When romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Full of raw energy and breath-taking choreography to an iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and of course the sensational title track What a Feeling.

Take your passion, make it happen and get a ticket today!

Age Guidance: 12+

This is an amateur production.

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac
FROM:03-05-2020
TO:03-05-2020
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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s legendary Peter Green era.

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Little Red Riding Hood
FROM:04-05-2020
TO:04-05-2020
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Little Red Riding Hood is a kind and thoughtful little girl who loves her family. One day, on a visit to her grandmother, she meets a very hungry wolf in the forest who just wants something to eat. But is he really such a big, bad wolf? Join Little Red on her adventure as she makes friends and discovers the importance of kindness.

Retelling the classic fairytale with a Northern Ballet twist, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.

Running Time: 40 mins

Age Guidance: N/A

The Mousetrap
FROM:05-05-2020
TO:09-05-2020
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Discover why Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Running Time: 2hrs 20mins

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

The Elvis World Tour
FROM:11-05-2020
TO:11-05-2020
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The best Elvis show in the world… just got even better!

Direct from the USA, the incredible Shawn Klush & Dean Z have now been joined by fellow US Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter, making this an all-American spectacular. With all three artists Grand Champions of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest endorsed by Elvis Presley Elvis Enterprises, this phenomenal production is not to be missed by any Elvis fans across the globe!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
FROM:17-05-2020
TO:17-05-2020
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Ray’s ‘In The Mood’ as the world’s greatest Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s – with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter. Also joining us, with the sounds of the Andrews Sisters, are the Polka Dot Dolls.

2019 marked the 75th anniversary of Glenn Miller’s arrival in UK with his Army Air Force band to support the troops in the Allied Invasion of Northwest Europe. He arrived in July 1944 and played around 80 concerts and broadcasts before his disappearance on a flight to Paris six months later. The legacy he left was his amazing swing music.

Featuring In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!

Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the sound of this amazing Big Band.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

A Tribute To Italia '90
FROM:18-05-2020
TO:18-05-2020
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It’s been 30 years since the England team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup and to celebrate The Steve Bull Foundation and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have joined forces to bring you an evening devoted to one of England’s most iconic World Cup Tournaments.

Hosted by Sky’s Johnny Philipps, he will be joined by Steve Bull MBE, Peter Shilton OBE, Paul Parker, Steve Hodge and Dave Beasant.

VIP packages include a meet and greet with the speakers and a pre-show reception from 6.30pm.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Holes
FROM:19-05-2020
TO:23-05-2020
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Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on?

HOLES is the brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on the multi-award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster. This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.

Age Guidance: 8+

Craig Revel Horwood - The All Balls & Glitter Tour
FROM:24-05-2020
TO:24-05-2020
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The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour!

Join Craig Revel Horwood as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career. Book now for a fabulous evening of entertainment!

Age Guidance: 16+

Dennis And Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical
FROM:26-05-2020
TO:30-05-2020
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DENNIS AND GNASHER UNLEASHED: THE MUSICAL, based on the legendary comic characters and the No. 1 animated CBBC series, tells the story of the mischievous twosome and their best friends the Dinmakers; Rubi, JJ and Pieface. Their mission is to save Beanotown from the grips of the evil W Corps!

Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis’ trademark skateboard, this brand new, high-octane, BLAMTASTIC family musical is perfect for pranksters young and old!

Brought to you by Selladoor Family in partnership with Beano Studios and written and directed by Will Brenton.

Age Guidance: None

For Relaxed Performance bookings please call the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12.

Stewart Lee: Snowflake Tornado
FROM:31-05-2020
TO:31-05-2020
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Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times).


TORNADO questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.”


SNOWFLAKE questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.

Running Time: 2hrs 20mins
Age Guidance: 14+

Luther - Luther Vandross Celebration
FROM:01-06-2020
TO:01-06-2020
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The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘the velvet voice’ lets you experience all the hits from Luther Vandross’ amazing career, 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.

Songs include: 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.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Thriller Live!
FROM:02-06-2020
TO:06-06-2020
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Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 11th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the greatest music ever written.

Seen by over five million people in over 30 countries, THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through an unparalleled catalogue of hits.

You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to a musical legacy and iconic choreography executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.

Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous and Thriller plus many more!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Francis Rossi - I Talk Too Much
FROM:07-06-2020
TO:07-06-2020
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Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.

In FRANCIS ROSSI: I TALK TOO MUCH, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.

Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.

Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

Age Guidance: TBC

9 To 5 The Musical
FROM:09-06-2020
TO:13-06-2020
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Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Wolverhampton to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical next June!

Fresh from 5* reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!

Casting to be announced. Dolly Parton will not be appearing live in this production.

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins

Age Guidance: 12+

The Hilarity Charity Gala
FROM:16-06-2020
TO:16-06-2020
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It’s back for a seventh year, Wolverhampton’s biggest line of up comedians!

Names to be announced next year so keep an eye on social media for announcements.

Previous headline acts have included Josh Widdicombe, Rhod Gilbert, Russell Howard, Greg Davies, Romesh Ranganathan, Aisling Bea, Joel Dommett, John Richardson, John Robins and Darren Harriott.

Age Guidance: 14+

Psychic Sally - 10 Years & Counting
FROM:17-06-2020
TO:17-06-2020
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Following her gripping appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, with a triumphant Sally reaching the final five, the nation’s favourite Psychic and forerunner in the Psychic world is back on tour with her all new show 10 YEARS AND COUNTING.

Wowing audiences young and old across the country for over 10 years, Sally’s show will have you on the edge of your seat, as she brings mediumship into the 21st century.

“My Ability” Sally explains “allows me to harness the energy around individuals in the audience and pass on messages from their loved ones who have passed with incredible accuracy. I call every message validated a wonder moment. So take your seats, relax, be open minded and ready to come forward if you think the message is for you.”

With her love, laughter and warmth, this show is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

That'll Be The Day
FROM:18-06-2020
TO:18-06-2020
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Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with THE BEST OF THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring!

Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Supreme Queen
FROM:19-06-2020
TO:19-06-2020
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Now one of the most recognisable tribute bands in the world, SUPREME QUEEN continue to take things to a whole different level, with their homage to the halcyon days of one of the planet’s greatest ever rock bands.

Since their formation in the nineties, SUPREME QUEEN have played to hundreds of thousands of Queen fans across the world, headlining at major events including St. Tropez’s International Queen Convention, where they played to 10,000 people.

Scott Maley’s incredible vocal and visual resemblance to Freddie Mercury, fronting this remarkable band of musicians has seen SUPREME QUEEN become one of the most respected bands of their genre anywhere on earth.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
FROM:23-06-2020
TO:27-06-2020
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The smash-hit musical comes to Wolverhampton, featuring West End star Layton Williams and EastEnders’ much-loved Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle both reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed West End production.

Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come.

Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+ (Contains some strong language and mild sexual references)

The appearance of any particular cast member cannot be guaranteed.

Million Dollar Quartet
FROM:30-06-2020
TO:04-07-2020
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Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas, on Broadway and around the UK, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is back! This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis, the studios of legendary record producer Sam Phillips, for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more.

Don’t miss your chance to discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock’n’roll history!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

There will be a dementia friendly performance on Thursday 2 July at 2.30pm. This performance will be carefully tailored for people with dementia and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy this musical in an environment that is comfortable and supportive. Please call the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12 to make a dementia friendly performance booking.

Dial M For Murder
FROM:14-07-2020
TO:18-07-2020
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Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, DIAL M FOR MURDER is back.

TV and stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.

Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic DIAL M FOR MURDER will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. Also featuring Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), this ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns.

DIAL M FOR MURDER is the definitive seat gripping drama that is not to be missed!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Derren Brown - Showman
FROM:21-07-2020
TO:25-07-2020
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Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show!

The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!

Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of SHOWMAN remains a closely guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!

“All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you’d expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year.” Derren Brown

Age Guidance: 12+

Milkshake Live!
FROM:06-09-2020
TO:06-09-2020
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Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all with his MILKSHAKE! friends coming to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two MILKSHAKE! presenters, it’s the family show not to be missed!

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

The George Michael Legacy
FROM:07-09-2020
TO:07-09-2020
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The former frontman, producer and co-founder of Faith returns in 2020 with his new production – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY featuring Wayne Dilks.

Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years, dedicating his professional career to pay homage to the late pop phenomenon. He delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way, receiving 5 star reviews nationwide.

Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George Michael’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham! days up to his final album, Symphonica.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Catch Us If You Can
FROM:19-09-2020
TO:19-09-2020
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CATCH US IF YOU CAN is a two hour theatrical experience you will never forget. This show features the very best songs from the most creative musical decade of all time!

This self-contained multimedia extravaganza catalogues all those memorable moments from an era that changed the face of modern music.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

Billionaire Boy
FROM:23-09-2020
TO:27-09-2020
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Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story!

“BSC’s Gangsta Granny stole my heart, so I’m really excited that BILLIONAIRE BOY is coming next. I can’t wait to meet Joe Spud and all the gang. It promises to be a brilliant show!” David Walliams

Age Guidance: 3+

Shrek The Musical
FROM:13-10-2020
TO:17-10-2020
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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

Age Guidance: 3+

This is an amateur performance.

Oliver
FROM:17-11-2020
TO:21-11-2020
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Consider yourself at home as Bilston Operatic Society return with their new musical production of Charles Dickens’ classic story, OLIVER!

Overflowing with signature songs including Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything, As Long as He Needs Me and Oom-Pah-Pah, this timeless tale follows the journey of orphan Oliver Twist as he escapes workhouse life with Mr Bumble for a new adventure in London, where he meets the iconic characters of Fagin, The Artful Dodger, Nancy and Bill Sykes.

From the company that brought you the hugely popular My Fair Lady (2019) and The Full Monty (2018), don’t miss this uplifting and action-packed show for the whole family.

Age Guidance: Recommended 12+

This is an amateur performance.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
FROM:22-11-2020
TO:22-11-2020
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Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things.
Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.
But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things.

Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.
Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

Age Guidance: 16+

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 celebrates 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 remodelling 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.

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/plan-your-visit/box-office/access-information/

Tokenline: 020 3011 0755

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