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The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich

RSC

 

Grant was lucky enough to write original songs and score for this Mary Pix play which hasn't been performed in 320 years. The show has been incredibly well received by audiences and critics alike with the music and songs being singled out in every review.

 

"Grant Olding's music and songs are revealed as one of the greatest delights of the production, beautifully written and delivered with clear relish by Stanton and the rest of the sizeable cast. The score is performed by a harpsichord, percussion and – in a masterstroke of inspiration – a saxophone quartet 'pretending', as Olding puts it in the programme, to be a string quartet but occasionally forgetting to behave. The songs are clever and witty, Olding's score pure musical theatre. I longed for many more of these sparkling interventions." - Whatsonstage

 

The riotous comedy, directed by Jo Davies, designed by Colin Richmond and starring Sophie Stanton as the eponymous Mrs Rich played at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon from 30th March until 14th June 2018.

Don Quixote

RSC at the Garrick Theatre, West End

 

 

The RSC's hit 2016 production of Don Quixote, starring David Threlfall as the titular hero and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza, comes to the West End's Garrick Theatre this autumn , co-produced by Nimax.

 

Cervantes' novel is adapted by James Fenton, with songs by Fenton and Olding and is directed by Angus Jackson, with physical comedy direction by Cal McCrystal.

 

The show sees almost the entire original cast returning to their roles in what is a brilliantly anarchic and music filled production .

 

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One Man Two Guvnors

National Theatre

 

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. Although the original production closed in 2015, Grant's music can still be heard in new productions all around the world.

 

The play can also 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

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