REVIEW: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph 2020 UK Tour Image: Pamela Raith Photography Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 25 February 2020 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Star Rating: ★★★ Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a show that sits right in the heart of musical fans everywhere. The earworms come thick and fast, and it’s rare to find even the […]

REVIEW: Bennett’s words linger long after the final bow, leaving the audience with food for thought

The History Boys – Dominic Treacy, Arun Bassi, Joe Wiltshire Smith, James Schofield Photo by Tim Thursfield Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Writers: Alan Bennett Director: Jack Ryder Star Rating: ★★★★★ Reviewer: Sophie Mills The History Boys is perhaps Alan Bennett’s most renowned plays. This classroom comedy-drama launched the careers of many household names during its 2004 […]

REVIEW: Fame the Musical – Packed full of talent

Fame The Musical – Photo credit Alessia Chinazzo Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 19 November 2019 Star Rating: ★★★1/2 Reviewer: Sophie Mills Fame is the beating heart of a generation of musical theatre lovers and has jazz hands-ed its way into Wolverhampton Grand Theatre thanks to Selladoor Worldwide. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the original high […]

REVIEW: Calendar Girls – Reminding us all that anybody ordinary can do something extraordinary

l-r Sarah Jane Buckley, Lisa Maxwell, Rebecca Storm, Ruth Madoc, Judy Holt, Sue Daveney,Julia Hills in Calendar Girls the Musical. Photo Credit: John Swannell Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 24 September 2019 Star Rating: ★★★ Reviewer: Sophie Mills Anybody ordinary can do something extraordinary and a Women’s Institute group in Yorkshire did in exactly […]

REVIEW: Cabaret – Willkommen to an astonishingly edgy, powerful & iconic piece of theatre

Cabaret previous cast photography Credit: Pamela Raith Photography Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 03 September 2019 Reviewer: Gemma Fincher Star Rating: ★★★★1/2 There is no way that a classic musical set in pre-Nazi Germany should resonate with a 2019 audience, much less draw parallels to today’s society. However that is exactly what Bill Kenwright’s […]


Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland in Dick Whittington – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 7 Dec 2019 – 12 Jan 2020 – Photograph by Jonathan Hipkiss Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has launched its 125th anniversary pantomime, DICK WHITTINGTON in rat-tastic style with cast members and sitcom co-stars Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland! Opening on 7 December, Su will play the evil Queen Rat and […]

REVIEW: Hair the Musical – A psychedelic trip into 1960s hippie counterculture

Hair The Musical – UK Tour – Photo: Johan Persson Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 24 July 2019 Star Rating: ★★★ Welcome to 1967 and the ‘Age of Aquarius’ which is steeped in hippie counterculture and sexual revolution. Hair’s hippie ‘tribe’ reside in the East Village of New York where they shun conventional society, […]

REVIEW: The Bodyguard – Jennlee Shallow is the ultimate Queen of the Night

Jennlee Shallow & company in The Bodyguard UK Tour: Photo Credit: Paul Coltas Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 26 June 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ It starts with a bang and from there, the tempo, the sass and the energy do not let up – welcome to The Bodyguard. Based on the 1992 film of […]

REVIEW: Rock of Ages – A salacious, unapologetic and gritty rock musical

Cast of Rock of Ages: Photo Credit Richard Davenport Venue: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Performance Date: 28 May 2019 Star Rating: ★★★★ Leave your inhibitions at the door and plant your tongue firmly in your cheek because theatre land’s most salacious jukebox musical is rocking up a storm at Wolverhampton Grand this week. With big hair, […]