Complete Credits

Grant Olding

Film

Reds and Grays: Animated feature film in pre-production, starring David Tennant (Entertainment Ventures)

The Dark Room: Short Film (Cinema Hades)

Induction: Short Film (Chiselled Pictures)

Saving Santa: Animated feature film, starring Martin Freeman, Tim Curry and Joan Collins (Prana/Gateway)

A Day, A Life: Short film (Bongo Reef Pictures)

Junkie Love: Animated short film (Bongo Reef Pictures)

Losing the Plot: Short film (Bongo Reef Pictures)

Television

Upstart Crow: BBC2 sit-com, written by Ben Elton and starring David Mitchell, Harry Enfield and Mark Heap.

I Want My Wife Back: BBC1 six part rom-com, starring Ben Miller and Caroline Catz.

Marley's Ghosts: UKTV Gold sitcom, starring Sarah Alexander, John Hannah, Jo Joyner and Nicholas Burns

Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain: Feature length drama/doc for National Geographic and Animal Panet

Arena "The National Theatre": Two BBC documentaries about the first fifty years of the National Theatre

The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff: Three part BBC period comedy drama, plus an hour long Christmas special

Theatreland: Sky Arts documentary

Commerical

Young's "What Smells So Good": TV commercial for Young's Breaded Cod

Lastminute.com "Last Minute Musical": Viral Ad

Theatre

The Hypocrite: RSC/Hull Truck Theatre. Directed by Phillip Breen

The Rover: RSC, Swan Theatre. Directed by Loveday Ingram

Breakfast at Tiffany's: Curve Theatre, UK tour and Haymarket (West End). Directed by Nikolai Foster

Don Quixote: RSC, Swan Theatre. Directed by Angus Jackson

Richard III: Curve Theatre. Directed by Nikolai Foster

Our Country's Good: Curve Theatre. Directed by Nikolai Foster

Oppenheimer: RSC, Swan Theatre and Vaudeville (West End). Directed by Angus Jackson

Twelfth Night: Sheffield Crucible, and on tour with ETT. Directed by Jonathan Munby

Great Britain: National Theatre (Lyttleton), and Theatre Royal Haymarket. Directed by Nicholas Hytner

A Small Family Business: National Theatre (Olivier). Directed by Adam Penford

The Memory of Water: New Vic and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Directed by Nikolai Foster

The Dishwashers: Birmingham Rep and uk tour. Starring David Essex and directed by Nikolai Foster

The Good Person of Sichuan: Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Directed by Nikolai Foster

Sherlock Holmes - the Best Kept Secret: West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK tour. Directed by Nikolai Foster

James and the Giant Peach: Birmingham Stage Company, UK tour. Directed by Nikolai Foster

Timon of Athens: National Theatre (Olivier). Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Canvas: Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Directed by Angus Jackson

Travelling Light: National Theatre (Lyttleton). Directed by Nicholas Hytner

One Man Two Guvnors: (music and lyrics) National Theatre, Adelphi, Haymarket, Music Box (Broadway), International and UK tours. Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Broken Glass: Tricycle, and Vaudeville (West End). Directed by Iqbal Khan

Breakfast at Tiffany's: Theatre Royal Haymarket. Directed by Sean Matthias

Wallenstein: Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Directed by Angus Jackson

The Taming of the Shrew: Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Robert Forknall

England People Very Nice: National Theatre (Olivier). Directed by Nicholas Hytner

The Man of Mode: National Theatre (Olivier). Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Macbeth: Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Robert Forknall

The Importance of Being Earnest: Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Robert Forknall

London Assurance: Watermill, Newbury. Directed by Nikolai Foster

The 101 Dalmatians: Royal and Derngate. Directed by Dani Parr

Much Ado About Nothing: Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Robert Forknall

Salonika: West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Nikolai Foster

Bollywood Jane: West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Nikolai Foster

The Alchemist: National Theatre (Olivier). Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Twelfth Night: Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Robert Forknall

Southwark Fair: National Theatre (Cottesloe). Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Romeo and Juliet: Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Thomas Hescott

The Blue Diamond of Azkabar: Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Paul King

Reunion: Bridewell Theatre. Directed by Thomas Hescott

All in the Timing: Bridewell Theatre. Directed by Clive Paget

Musical Theatre

Drunk: (music and lyrics) Curve Theatre and Bridewell. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie

The 24 Hour Musicals: (music and lyrics) Old Vic. Directed by Fiona Laird

Charlton Heston and The Prodigal Daughter: (book, music and lyrics) National Theatre Studio - workshop

Robin Hood: (music and lyrics) Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. Directed by James Bonas

Simply Cinderella: (music and lyrics) Curve Theatre, Leicester. Directed by Adam Cooper

Tracy Beaker Gets Real: (music) Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour. Directed by David Newman

The Beggars Musical: (music and lyrics) Changeling Theatre, tour. Directed by Robert Forknall

Yeti; An Abominamusical: (music and lyrics) Edinburgh Fringe. Directed by Andrew Panton

Spittin' Distance: (music and lyrics) Stephen Joseph Theatre, and NT studio. Directed by Laurie Sansom

Three Sides: (book, music and lyrics) Bridewell Theatre, Finborough, 45th Street. Directed by Clive Paget

A Celebrity Chef Ate My Hamster!: (music and lyrics) Bridewell. Directed by Clive Paget

Beyond the Sea: (music and lyrics) Bridewell Theatre. Directed by Paul Griffiths

Born of Glass: (music and lyrics) NYMT Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Directed by Rhiannon Tise

Life: a Musical with Sentences: (music) Bridewell Theatre - workshop

Dance

Jekyll and Hyde: The McOnie Company at the Old Vic Theatre. Full length dance thriller with original score, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie

 

Trailers

Discoverdale: Feature film directed by George Kane, produced by James Dean (Ashmore Films)

 

Awards

TBA Award "Outstanding Original Underscore for a Play" 2015 for One Man Two Guvnors at Berkeley Rep (won)

Tony Award "Best Score": 2012 for One Man Two Guvnors on Broadway (nominated)

Drama Desk Award "Outstanding Music in a Play": 2012 for One Man Two Guvnors on Broadway (won)

NYMF Award "Best Lyrics": 2006 for Three Sides off-Broadway (won)

NYMF Award "Best Music": 2006 for Three Sides off-Broadway (special commendation)

Press Quotes

Grant Olding's music delights, wittily incorporated into the action.

The Observer

 

Nicholas Hytner's masterstroke is the music by Grant Olding, which wraps all this lunacy into an irresistible package.

The Hollywood Reporter

 

Driving, joyous interludes help turn a well-made play into an entertainment with the lift of an exhilarating musical.

The New York Times

 

The production is punctuated by an onstage cellist, playing a score by Grant Olding reminiscent of Elgar’s turbulent, grief-filled cello concerto. It greatly adds to the power of the production.

The Telegraph

 

Grant Olding's infectiously sunny skiffle songs lift the audience from mere happiness to eye-watering, comic hysteria.

Variety

 

Grant Olding's Simply Cinderella christens Leicester's imposing theatre with a champagne sparkle.

The Guardian

 

Infectious music by Grant Olding, bubbles over with humour. A surefire hit.

The Evening Standard

 

The infectious charm of Grant Olding's original musical numbers keep toes tapping along.

Film Intuition

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