Curve, UK tour and West End
Grant has recently been made an Associate Artist at Curve Theatre in Leicester.
This exciting new venture is the next step in a long relationship with both Curve theatre and artistic director Nikolai Foster.
Grant was commissioned to write the first ever show for Curve, the musical Simply Cinderella, which opened the £69 million theatre in 2008. Grant was back at Curve in 2012 with the National Theatre's One Man Two Guvnor's which started its first international tour from Curve. Then the song/dance cycle Drunk (created with Associate Artist Drew McOnie) opened there in 2014 before transferring to the Bridewell in London for a four week run. In 2015 Grant composed the scores to Our Country's Good and Richard III at Curve and now Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Pixie Lott has just opened at Curve prior to a national tour and a stint in the West End.
Grant started working with Nikolai Foster in 2007 with Bollywood Jane at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and has since worked with him on Salonika, London Assurance, James and the Giant Peach, Sherlock Holmes - The Best Kept Secret, The Memory of Water, The Dishwashers, The Good Person of Sichuan, Our Country's Good, Richard III and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
RSC play with songs
The RSC's new production of Don Quixote, written by James Fenton, directed by Angus Jackson and starring David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza has just opened at the Swan theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon with "wheezily Hispanic" songs by Grant in a "lovely, music-filled production". It runs until the end of May and is getting a raft of wonderful reviews.
"A boisterous romp... Studded with jaunty, flamenco-inflected songs by Grant Olding" The Times
**** The Times
Watch the trailer here
Grant has just finished scoring this hilarious six part rom-com for the BBC, produced by Mainstream Pictures and Busby Productions.
Starring Ben Miller and Caroline Catz, written by Mark Bussell and Justin Spresni (the team behind The Worst Week of My Life) and directed by Paul Norton Walker. I Want My Wife Back will be shown on BBC1 in 2016.
The NT's hit comedy with songs by Grant, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner has been making people wet themselves laughing since 2011. The original NT production was been seen by more than a million people worlwide, played in the West End, on Broadway and Internationally and has just finished it's third nation-wide tour. Grant's music can now be heard in new productions all around the world.
The play can now be licensed for amateur use from Samuel French where you can also choose to license Grant's award winning skiffle score.
Hear Grant performing with The Craze on the original cast album here
I Want My Wife Back - new six part rom-com for BBC1 starring Ben Miller, directed by Paul Norton Walker and written by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni. Produced by Mainstreet Pictures and Busby Productions.
Upstart Crow - new Ben Elton sitcom for BBC2 about the early life of William Shakespeare, starring David Mitchell and Mark Heap.
Jekyll and Hyde - new dance thriller directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie at the Old Vic. 2016
Purple Heather - short film written by Sameera Steward and directed by Alfie Dale. In post-production.
Reds and Grays - Animated feature film, directed by Leon Joosen and starring David Tennant, Toni Collette, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Plummer and Gemma Arterton. In pre-production.
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