Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre announces new season of shows - including Dr Dolittle, Dracula, Doreen and more

By Rebecca Stanley | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

A new season of shows is coming to Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre

From West End musicals to dramas, dance productions and one-night concerts there is something for all theatre fans.

Tickets will be available to the public on March 21 from 11am online and over the phone, and from 12pm in person at the box office.

Shows that feature in the new season include:

Brum Rocks Live

September 9

ELO's Bev Bevan, Rockin Berries' Geoff Turton and The Move's Trevor Burton are just some of the stars that will appear at Brum Rocks Live.

They will be joined by Joy Strachan Brain, Danny King, Phil Tree, Tony Kelsey and Abby Brant to celebrate rock 'n' roll music in Birmingham from the 50s and 60s.

The show features a number of hits from local bands such as The Move, Danny King and The Royals, The M&B 5, The Rockin Berries, Carl Wayne and The Vikings, Denny Laine and The Diplomats, and more.


Faith - The George Michael Legacy

September 10


Faith celebrates the life and career of pop sensation George Michael.


Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band will cover hits from the singer's 35-year career, from Wham to his solo releases, such as Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and more.

The show will also feature video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour.

A Black Country Night Out

September 11

One of the longest running shows in the region is returning once more.

The event will star comedians such as Ian 'Sludge' Lees, Ollie Spencer and Dancy, as well as live music from Black Country Anthem band The Empty Can.

Joe Pasquale

September 12

Joe Pasquale

English comedian Joe Pasquale is bringing his brand new show to the Grand.

The I'm A Celebrity Star began his career on ITV's New Faces and he is celebrating his 30th anniversary with this new tour.

The show will celebrate some of his greatest moments in his career, and promises lots of 'surprises on the way'.

Milkshake! Live

September 22

Milkshake! Live

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam and Pip from Pip Ahoy, Milkshake! Live is set to delight young theatre fans.

The show will be presented by the Milkshake! Monkey and will incorporate a variety of singing, dancing and live music.

Russell Watson

September 24

Russell Watson

The UK's best-selling classical crossover artist is bringing his new show, Canzoni D'Amore, to Wolverhampton.

Russell began his career as a child where he became known for performing at a working men's club, and has since performed for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope, and two US Presidents.

Duet For One

October 2 to 6

Duet For One: Belinda Lang and Oliver Cotton

Second Thoughts' Belinda Lang and The Borgias' Oliver Cotton are set to star in multi-award-winning play Duet For One.

The show focuses on Stephanie Abrahams, a concert violinist who is forced to re-evaluate her life when tragedy strikes, and come to terms with living a life without music.

The Whitney Houston Show

October 28

The Whitney Houston Show

The life and career of Whitney Houston is set to be celebrated later this year.

Vocalist Belinda Davids is set to cover a variety of the star's greatest hits, including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night and more.

St Matthew Passion

October 29

The English Touring Opera are set to present Bach's masterpiece St Matthew Passion.

The show tells the story of a trial, death by crucifixion, and transformation.

Jonathan Petter Kenny will conduct the event made up of period instrument orchestra the Old Street Band as well as several local choirs.

Mother Goose

October 30

Mother Goose

Panto dame Ian Adams and Julie Paton join forces for Mother Goose.

The fairytale is set in Goose-ville and follows Mother Goose and her friend Priscilla, a magical goose that lays golden eggs.

The pair endeavour to get rid of Belladonna the Demon Queen, with the help of their best friends Boy Blue and little Bo Peep in the all-singing and all-dancing show.

The Stylistics

October 31

The Stylistics

Soul stars The Stylistics are coming to Wolverhampton as part of their 50th anniversary tour.

The Grammy Award-winning group is best known for singles such as You Make Me Feel Brand New, Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), Let’s Put it All Together, Stop Look Listen, You are Everything, Betcha by Golly Wow, Sing Baby Sing and more.

Doreen's Big Top

November 2

Doreen Tipton

The self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Country is bringing her new show to Wolverhampton.

Doreen Tipton will host her 'circus of loffs' Doreen's Big Top, that will explore the history of the circus and Victorian freak shows.

An Evening of Eric and Ern

November 14

An Evening Of Eric and Ern

Olivier-nominated duo Eric and Ern will entertain fans in Wolverhampton this autumn.

The show is set to be filled with Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches, plus a musical guest.

That'll Be The Day

November 15

Award-winning show That'll Be The Day returns with its brand new 2018 Christmas show.

The show reflects on festive music from the 50s, 60s and 70s with an evening of live music and comedy.

Wicked Wizzard of Fizzog Comedy Show

November 17

Comedy troupe The Fizzogs re-work classic film The Wizard of Oz in this new show.

Set in 1910, the play within a play tells the tale of two young witches who fall out, and a girl who is searching for home, a talking lion, a scarecrow, a tin man and a yellow brick road.

As their world's collide when they perform their very own play, nothing goes to plan which leads to a variety of funny capers.

West Side Story

November 27 to December 1

West Side Story

West Bromwich Operatic Society celebrate their 80th anniversary with Leonard Bernstien's new production of West Side Story.

The show follows the story of Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet, with a modern twist that takes the young lovers to present-day New York.

Steve Elias is choreographing the show, who is best-known for his work on BBC 2's Our Dancing Town.

Doctor Dolittle The Musical

January 29 to February 9

Doctor Doolittle

Join the eccentric Doctor Doolittle in his acclaimed family musical.

The show follows the iconic hero who journeys to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail, that holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place.

Based on the popular 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, the stage show features music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia Triple

February 10 to 12

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is set to bring a trio of shows to the area.

Cinderella will be performed on February 10, The Nutcracker on February 11, and Swan Lake on February 12.

Formed in 1981, the group have established themselves as one of Russia's leading ballet companies, that are highly-praised by critics.

The Elvis Years

February 13

The Elvis Years

Learn all about the life of the 'king of rock and roll' in The Elvis Years.

The show tells the tale of music icon Elvis Presley featuring authentic costumes and rare film footage.

It feature's more than 50 of the star's greatest hits, including Hound Dog, It’s Now or Never, Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy and many more.

The Sensational 60s Experience

February 16

The Sensational 60s Experience returns to Wolverhampton following popular demand.

The brand new production for 2019 will feature a range of hits from the era, such as Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children, A Little Loving and more.

The Producers

March 5 to 9

The Producers

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company return with Mel Brooks' The Producers.

The plot focuses on Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild-mannered accountant Leo Bloom, who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history.


March 12 to 16

The National Theatre return to Wolverhampton with Shakespeare classic Macbeth.

This new production takes the classic title into a post-apocalyptic world, and is directed by Rufus Norris.

The Bodyguard

June 25 to July 6, 2019

The Bodyguard

Smash-hit West End musical The Bodyguard is making its way to Wolverhampton next year.

The glittering production follows former-Secret Service agent Frank Farmer, who is now a bodyguard and is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.

The show features a variety of classic songs, including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I Have Nothing, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

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