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Joseph, Cats and Evita coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cats and Evita are among the big shows coming to Wolverhampton as theatre bosses reveal their new spring line-up.


The Grand Theatre in Lichfield Street will also welcome Jasper Carrott, Toyah Wilcox, Jim Davidson, The Chuckle Brothers and singing group The Soldiers.

The new musical showcasing Dolly Parton's back catalogue, 9 to 5, will run from May 13 to 18, while Ghost The Musical – based on the Patrick Swayze film – is performed from June 3 to 15. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph has a five-night run from February 12 to 16, and one of Broadway's longest running shows, Cats, is on from March 19 to 30.

Other shows include Cole Porter classic High Society, from February 26 to March 2, and Willy Russell's Blood Brothers, which recently reached 10,000 performances in London's West End, will run from April 29 to May 4.

The Chuckle Brothers, Barry and Paul, will perform The Phantom at the Theatre on April 8. Hormonal Housewives, starring Toyah Wilcox on April 2 and 3, features sketches about day-to-day problems that women face.

Jasper Carrott presents a one-night concert on May 25 with former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan adding some music.

Evita is staged from August 19 to 31, while the Russian State Ballet brings The Nutcracker from February 17 to 19. Among the rest of the line-up is Driving Miss Daisy on April 9 to 13, The Reduced Shakespeare Company performing the Bard's complete works on April 20, and comedy play Yes, Prime Minister from May 7 to 11.

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