Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is coming to Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre. The show is being directed by one of the UK’s most successful and prolific producer/director’s Bill Kenwright. Who was made infamous on the popular BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do when he appeared on the expert panel of judges alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber, Denise Van Outen and John Barrowman. Continue reading
Willie Russell’s Blood Brothers
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
The iconic Blood Brothers returns to Wolverhampton in this sublime interpretation guaranteed to have you laughing hysterically one minute and in floods of tears minutes the next. Surrounding the exploits of the Johnstone twins Mickey and Edward who, when separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks in tough Liverpool. Despite Edward enjoying all the advantages of wealth while Mickey has struggled in depression hit Liverpool, the two strike up an unlikely friendship, forging a blood pact. As the poison of the secret increases the ‘mother’ of Edward descends into madness fearing the truth will be revealed. Ultimately the friendship of the two brothers proves disastrous. Sufficed to say this is not one for those who enjoy a happy ending! Continue reading
The Grand Theatre,
Sunday 16th May
Capitalising on the recent spurt of Andrew Lloyd Webber television shows, focussed on finding stars for forthcoming productions, the West Bromwich Operatic Society have begun their own recruitment process. More akin to the X-Factor, the search is to fill the roles of Jesus and Judas in their upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Auditions will take place on Sunday the 16th May and the successful applicants will be thrust into rehearsals of the show which will feature at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from the 26th to 30th October, moving on to the Alexander Theatre from the 2nd to 6th November. The play itself, created by Tim Rice and Lloyd Webber, explores the interpersonal struggles of Judas Iscariot and Jesus of Nazareth focussing on the seven days leading to the crucifixion of Jesus.
Vicky Price of The Grand Theatre said of the recruitment program:
‘The roles of Jesus and Judas are extremely vocally demanding. We encourage singers of all persuasions to audition including Rock singers, whose strength of voice would be a welcome addition to this exciting production.’
For more details contact the WBOS to register interest
From the 9-13th March Wolverhampton becomes part of the origins of Middle-Earth mythology, as JRR Tolkiens’ seminal text The Hobbit springs to life in this wonderfully original and acclaimed stage version. Continue reading